" I want to be in the top 5 best French hurdlers and qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games."
Sport: Track & Field
Date of birth: 06/27/1999
Graduation year: 2017
Placement year: Fall 2020
Current club: Athlé Provence Club
Current coach: Franck Né
110m hurdles (106cm) : 14.17 (2019)
110m hurdles (99cm) : 13.56 (2018)
60m hurdles (106cm) : 7.96 (2019)
60m hurdles (99cm) : 7.92 (2018)
LJ : 6m80 (2019)
4 x 100m : 40.65 (2019)
High School name: Lycée Jean Aicard
SAT: No need
GPA: According to NCAA guidelines, Mathéo's GPA would meet U.S. requirements
Major: Sport Management
Vice National Champion - 4x100m
3rd place at National Cup - 4x100m
Vice Regional Champion - 60m hurdles (106cm) indoor
National Champion - 100m hurdles (99cm)
3rd place in semi final at World Championships Junior - 110m hurdles (99cm)
2nd place at International Games - 110 hurdles (99cm)
District Champion - 100m hurldles (99cm)
Vice Regional Champion - 60m hurdles indoor (99cm)
District Champion - 200m
District Champion - 110m hurdles (99cm)
Why should I recruit you ?
I already have a good national level, especially with a French Junior (U20) National title on the 110m hurdles and with 2 National team selections; the first one at the World U20 Champs in Finland and the second one for the opening of the European Champs in Berlin, both in 2018.
Last season I transitioned on high hurdles (1m06), qualifying for the Elite French Champs indoor and outdoor and ranking 5th nationally in the U23 category.
I have been training for 3 years in a regional training center, with 6 sessions per week assiduously, I never miss any session, I’m motivated. I like precision and perfection. I’m serious, determined, I’m naturally enthusiastic, it allows me to easily integrate a group. I wish to integrate a US college track team to successfully continue my double project to have highest athletic level and a master’s degree at the same time.
Why do you want to compete at US Colleges?
I am looking for the best about training, support and structure for student athletes, which unfortunately is lacking in France.
What do you want to achieve in Track/XC?
I want to be in the top 5 best French hurdlers and qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games. Next season (2020), I want to lower my time on the 60m hurdles (between 7”80 and 7”90) and on the 110m hurdle (between 13”80 and 13”90). If I integrate a US university, it is for improving my performances in track, to win conference titles, go the NCAA championships and to proudly represent the university that will trust me.
College and life goals?
Currently in final year of Bachelor’s in STAPS (Technical Sciences of Physical and Sports Activities) at University of Marseille, my goal is to pursue a MBA to work in Management, Events, Communication or Sport Marketing.
Anything to add?
I’m used to long and hard days as it is difficult to balance between training and classes in college here, I’m not afraid to work hard. Even when it’s challenging I find pleasure and therefore satisfaction, in balancing these activities