UAlbany Indoor Track - M BIO
Matthew Catera
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Matthew Catera 734697
Position: Multis
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Whitestone, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Molloy

Catera's TFRRS Profile

Personal Best Marks
60-meter: 7.18
100-meter: 11.18
200-meter: 22.82
400-meter: 50.98
1,000-meter: 2:48.49
1,500-meter: 4:41.94
60 hurdles: 8.31
110 hurdles: 14.74
High Jump: 6’-1.5”
Pole Vault: 15’-1”
Long Jump: 22’-11.75”
Shot Put: 38’-5.5”
Discus: 113’-6”
Javelin: 142’-2”
Heptathlon: 5,137 points
Decathlon: 6,637 points - Outdoor School Record

2013-14:

Outdoor
Season Bests
110 hurdles: 14.74
200-meters: 22.15 (w)
Pole Vault: 15’-1”
Javelin: 136’-6”
Decathlon: 6,573

Catera opened the season competing in the decathlon at the Bobcat Invitational at Texas State University. He placed fourth overall, scoring 6,337 points. Catera claimed victory in the 110 hurdles and the pole vault during the event, recording marks of 14.95 and 13’-11.75 respectively. For his performance, he was named as the America East Men’s Field Performer of the Week. Catera won the 110 hurdles at the Dogfight against Connecticut, finishing in a wind-aided time of 14.97. Catera again won the 110 hurdles at his next meet, the UAlbany Spring Classic, running a wind-aided 14.66, his fastest overall time of his career. He also placed seventh in the 200, running a wind-aided 22.15, also the fastest time of his career. He tied personal best from indoor in the pole vault in the college men’s section, placing ninth and clearing a height of 15’-1”. Catera’s last meet was the America East Outdoor Championships, where he competed one again in the decathlon as well as the open 110 hurdles. He set his wind-legal personal best of 14.74 in the trials of the open hurdles, qualifying third for finals. He ran a wind-aided 14.78 in the finals to place fourth overall. Catera went on to win the decathlon, scoring 6,573 points, claiming victories in the 100 and 110 hurdles in the process.

Indoor
Season Bests
60 hurdles: 8.31
High Jump: 5’-11.25”
Pole Vault: 15’-1”
Long Jump: 21’-3.5”
Heptathlon: 5,137

Catera was named team captain at the beginning of the season. He opened the season at the Penn State Indoor Relays, earning fourth place finishes in the 60 hurdles, setting a personal best of 8.31, and the pole vault, setting a personal best of 15’-1”. He competed in the heptathlon at Cornell’s Upstate Challenge, placing third scoring 5,030 points, winning the 60 hurdles along the way. After the America East Indoor Championships, Catera competed in his second heptathlon of the season, at IC4A Championships. He placed second overall, scoring a personal best 5,137 points. His highest finish was second in the 60 hurdles, in a time of 8.35. He also set a collegiate best in the 1,000.

2011-12:

Outdoor
Season Bests
110 hurdles: 15.28
Long Jump: 21’-7.25”
Pole Vault: 13’-9.25”
Javelin: 142’-2”
Decathlon: 6470

Catera opened the season with the decathlon at the Miami Hurricane Invitational, where he placed sixth overall with 4980 points. In that event he set season bests in the 400 and the discus. Catera again competed in the decathlon at the America East Championships, but also competed in the open long jump, 110 hurdles, and pole vault. He won the 100 and the 110 hurdles during the decathlon, and set personal bests in the 100, 1,500, shot put, and pole vault. By the conclusion of his 10 events, Catera had finished second overall with 6470 points. Catera additionally finished sixth in the open 110 hurdles while setting a new personal best, eighth in the long jump, and 10th in the pole vault.

Indoor
Season Bests
60-meters: 7.18
60 hurdles: 8.40
Long Jump: 21’-0”
Pole Vault: 14’-3.25”
Heptathlon: 4771

Catera opened the season competing in the heptathlon at the Army Carleton Crowell Open. He set a career best of 4771 points in the event, finishing third overall. He set also set a career best in the pole vault, and a season best in the shot put. At the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge, Catera set a career best in the 60, and followed up that performance with a career best in the 60 hurdles at the Great Dane Classic. He also tied his career best in the pole vault at the same meet. At the America East Indoor Championships, Catera once again competed in the heptathlon, placing 11th overall with 4351 points. He won the long jump section of the heptathlon, and competed in the open 60 hurdles, long jump and pole vault, earning sixth, eighth, and eighth respectively.

2010-11:

Outdoor
Season Bests
110 hurdles: 15.64
Long Jump: 21’-4”
High Jump: 5’-6”
Pole Vault: 13’-3.5”
Javelin: 120’-5”
Decathlon: 6637

Catera competed in three decathlons on the season. His first meet, the Army Dick Shea Open, saw him score 5879 points for fourth place. He won the 100 and 110 hurdles sections, and set a season best in the javelin. He competed on the third-place finishing shuttle hurdle relay at the Penn Relays. Catera competed in his second decathlon at the America East Outdoor Championships, where he set a school record with 6637 points to take third in the event. He won the 100 and long jump sections of the event and set a career best in the 400, as well as season bests in the 100, 1,500. long jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, and discus. He also competed in the open long jump, taking 10th place. His efforts in the decathlon qualified him for the event at IC4A’s, where he placed 10th with 6201 points.

Indoor
Season Bests
60 hurdles: 8.64
Long Jump: 22’-1”
Heptathlon: 4637

Catera opened the season with a second place finish at the Army Crowell Open, scoring 4637 points in the heptathlon. He competed in the same event at the America East Indoor Championships, where he placed eighth overall, scoring 4613 points. He also competed in the open 60 hurdles and long jump, setting a season best and earning sixth place in the latter.

High School:
Personal Bests
55-meters: 6.82
55-hurdles: 8.14
100-meters: 11.45
110 hurdles: 15.37
200-meters: 22.56
300-meters: 36.53
400-meters: 52.17
1,500-meters: 5:01.2
Long Jump: 21’-8”
Triple Jump: 43’-10”
High Jump: 5’-10”
Pole Vault: 10’
Shot Put: 36’-10”
Discus: 111’-4”
Javelin: 129’-8”
Pentathlon: 2925
Heptathlon: 3075
Decathlon: 5684
Decathlon Variant: 4.529
2.5K (XC): 10:05.73

Catera was a four-year letter-winner in track and field at Archbiship Malloy. He served as team captain for two years, and was named team MVP as a junior. He earned All-America honors as a member of the fifth place shuttle hurdle relay squad at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. In 2010, Catera won a sportsmanship award at the indoor state championship meet. Additionally, he won a sportsmanship and leadership award from Manhattan College.

Personal:
Matthew Catera was born on May 7, 1992 to Anthony and Sylvia Catera. His sister, Jennifer, also attended UAlbany. Matthew is majoring in human biology.

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