|Hometown:||Santa Barbara, CA|
|High School:||Santa Ynez Valley Union HS|
In just his second season throwing the javelin, Kuskey qualified for the NCAA First Round in the event. He placed third at the Big West Championships in the javelin with a throw of 202'8. Kuskey had a season's best throw of 205'11, a mark he set at the Cal Poly Dual. He aims to return to the NCAA post-season and crack the UCSB All-Time list in the event.
Kuskey opened his sophomore campaign with a 186'1 effort in the javelin at the Stanford Invite. He hit a throw of 175'3 at the Bryan Clay Invite before unleashing a lifetime best throw of 205'11 at the Cal Poly Dual. At the Big West Championships he recorded a mark of 202'8, claiming the conference Bronze medal.
In his first year competing in the sport, Matthew Kuskey found his way into the Big West final in the javelin where he placed sixth overall and made a strong impression that he had finally found his niche. Kuskey opened the season with a throw of 168'4 in the javelin to take third at the Gaucho Round-Up. He placed third in the javelin at the UCR Spring Break Invitational with a throw of 176'11. He threw 161'8 at the Cal-Nevada Championships and followed that with a 162'3 performance at the Cal Poly Dual Meet. His practices indicated he was ready for a break through and he delivered it in the second round of the Big West Championships with a throw of 183'1, taking sixth.
Kuskey attended Santa Ynez Valley Union High School where he was a three sport athlete. Known for his long drives on the golf course and tenacious play at the linebacker position.
Parents are Eric and Anita...Has three siblings-Garvan (25), Julianne (21), Emma (16)...Majoring in Political Science...Hobbies, activities, interests outside of track & field: Surfing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, free diving...Favorite movie, musician and book: Warrior, Atmosphere, Malcolm Gladwell's “Outliers”.
Javelin- 205'11 (2015 Cal Poly Dual)
Big West Championships
2015- Javelin, 3rd, 202'8/61.78m
2014- Javelin, 6th, 183'1/55.80m
NCAA First Round
2015- Javelin, 46th, 181'0/55.18m