Men's Track & Field

Matthew Darden
Matthew Darden
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, N.C.
Previous School: Polk County HS
Twitter: Sprints

2016-17 Season (Junior) - Darden competed in nine different meets as a junior...The Columbus, N.C. native competed in both the high and long jump for the first time in his collegiate career...In one of his first attempts in the long jump, Darden finished second at the Mountaineer Open Indoor Track Meet in the event with a leap of 6.23m...He also was a part of three 4x4 relay teams for Lees-McRae who finished in the top five at different meets...Two of those three finishes came at the conference's indoor and outdoor championships.

2015-16 Season (Sophomore) - Like he did during his freshman season, Darden competed in 10 different meets over the indoor and outdoor seasons...Set a new personal best in the 200m run with a time of 22.74 at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships...Like he did as a freshman, Darden was most successful being apart of the LMC relay teams as he and his teammates notched four top 10 finishes on the season. 

2014-15 Season (Freshman) - Darden participated in 10 different meets in his first season as a Bobcat...He competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x1, 55m, 60m, distance medley relay events...Posted four top-five finishes with all of them coming in relay events...Best individual finish came at the High Point VertKlasse where he finished seventh in the 100m run with a time of 11.26.