|Coach George Gibson|
|60 hurdles - 8.46|
|110 hurdles - 14.98 hs|
|Long jump - 22-2 1/2 (6.77)|
|Triple jump - 44-7 (13.59)|
Major-Arts & Sciences.
2008 Outdoor-Did not compete while redshirting the season.
2008 Indoor-Redshirted ... Finished 11th in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 22-2 1/2 while competing unattached at the Niswonger Invitational (Jan. 19) ... Also at the Niswonger Invitational, finished 13th in the preliminaries of the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.78 (Jan. 18) ... Recorded a mark of 21-2 3/4 in the long jump and a time of 8.92 in the 60 hurdles competing unattached at the Rod McCravy Memorial (Feb. 2) ... Clocked a personal-best 60 hurdles time of 8.46 while competing unattached at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 22).
High School-Placed fourth in the triple jump at the 2007 TSSAA State Championships ... Also finished fifth in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and decathlon at the state championship meet, helping his team to a runner-up finish ... Was a member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society and a National Achievement Scholar in high school.
Personal-Full name is Matthew Kristian Best ... Born Aug. 30, 1989 in Memphis ... Parents are Gerald and Mischelle Best ... Family also includes older brother Brandon ... Attended high school with Mississippi junior pole vaulter Karl Kosman.