Arizona State: Returning All-American in the long jump after placing seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships... ranks fifth all-time at ASU in the indoor long jump (25-04.00) and seventh outdoors (26-00.25)... also ranks tied for fourth all-time in the high jump with a clearance of 7-3.00... 2007 Outdoor: Won the 2007 Pac-10 Championship with a mark of 7.84m (25-08.75)... also won the Double Dual and Sun Angel Classic... his performance at the Double Dual was accompanied by a win the high jump with a personal best mark of 2.21m (7-03.00) and a personal best triple jump of 15.47m (50-09.25)... his high jump mark is tied for fourth on the all-time ASU list... won the high jump four times before taking runner-up honors at the Pac-10 meet... scored in a third event at the conference meet by placing fifth in the triple jump... placed 13th at the NCAA Championships in the long jump... moved onto the ASU all-time list at No. 7 with his mark of 7.93m (26-00.25) to place second in the West Region... placed 11th in the long jump (7.71m) at the USA Championships... 2007 Indoor: Earned his second career All-America honor and first of his Sun Devil career by placing seventh in the long jump at the NCAA Championships (7.63m)... won his first two meets of the year (Dan DeHart and TCR Race Invitational) before finishing second at the MPSF Championships... cleared a personal best bar of 2.08m (6-09.75) in the high jump to place second at the Mountain `T' Invitational.
CS Fullerton: Competed for the Titans for two seasons... earned All-America honors in the long jump at the 2006 NCAA Championships with his 10th-place finish (seventh American)... scored in five events at the 2006 Big West Championships, winning the long jump (7.53m) before placing third in the 110m hurdles and high jump and fourth in the triple jump... also took sixth in the decathlon... holds school record in the 110m hurdles (14.38)... cleared 7-2.25 in the high jump.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Chaffey High School (Ontario, Calif.)... earned All-Mt. Baldy League honors in football, basketball and track & field... set the high jump record at the two high school meets in 2004... lettered three times in track & field, twice in basketball and once in football... captained all three squads.
Personal: Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in communication and education...parents are John and Merland Turner... six brothers: John, Marlen, Solomon, Jonathon, David and Jacob... born July 21, 1986, in Pomona, Calif.... hobbies include sports and music... full name is Matthew Turner.
Personal Bests - 110HH: 14.38, Long Jump: 26-00.25, Triple Jump: 50-09.25, High Jump: 7-3.00
IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS (* = All-America honor earned) Meet
Place 2007 Outdoor T&F
Long Jump (q)
13th 2007 Indoor T&F
Long Jump (f)
7th * 2006 Outdoor T&F (w/ CSF)
Long Jump (p)