Name: Matt Dull
School: Chestnut Ridge
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Dull earned first-place finishes in the 400 dash, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles in victories over Windber and Tussey Mountain on Tuesday. He won the 200 and 400 dashes and the 110 hurdles in a victory over Northern Bedford on Thursday. He then won the Class AA 110 and 300 hurdles in the West Central Coaches Invitational on Friday.
Season update: Dull's season bests are 49.00 in the 400 dash, a school record, 15.03 in the 110 hurdles and 38.87 in the 300 hurdles, all of which are the top times in the Mirror coverage area.
Coach Bob McVicker's quote: "He's an exceptional athlete that has a work ethic that I have not seen equaled. When we run conditioning at practice, he never loses a race. He will do anything that I ask of him. You can't say enough about him. He's a super, super athlete."
Favorite teacher: No preference
Favorite subject: No preference
Favorite movie: No preference
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, riding dirt bikes, being outside, being with family.
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Lance Armstrong
Best athlete I ever played with: Brian Corle
Best athlete I ever competed against: Berlin Brothersvalley's Alex Will
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My wrestling and track coaches.''
Proudest athletic achievement: "Placing at states in track."
How I got my start in track and field: "I started running in eighth grade, and my junior high track coach said I should come out."
Future goal: "I'd like to place at states this year and attend ACM Everett for physical therapy assistant."