Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:09pm
Wesley WR turns track speed into touchdowns
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|VIDEO: Sean Greene speaks with WR Matt Bundy|
Wesley wide receiver Matt Bundy isn't just the fastest Wesley Wolverine, he's one of the fastest athletes in all of Division III, and he's getting a chance to show his talents on the football field.
The sophomore from nearby Media, Pennsylvania finished 4th in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track Championships in Los Angeles last spring. He finished in 14.49 seconds after running a school record 14.32 sec. in the preliminaries.
He tells WDEL that he started running track as something to do between football season, but he clearly found a secondary niche, as we won the 110m hurdles and 200m dash at the conference meet, along with finishing second in the 100m.
While he has reached great heights in his track career, Bundy says his first love is football, and he's getting more and more chances to show his talents.
Bundy got the start at split end this past week at Menlo due to an injury suffered by starter Steve Koudossou. What followed was a career high 5-catch, 103-yard effort including a 67-yard grab on a screen pass which he quickly sprinted through the Menlo secondary and into the end zone for his first collegiate touchdown.
Head coach Mike Drass summed his opinion up simply: "We've got to find more ways to get him the football."
With Koudossou again questionable at best for Saturday's showdown at Huntingdon, Wesley is hoping to get more production from their version of the road runner. One thing is for certain: Unless you're the three runners who beat him at the national meet, you're probably not going to run stride for stride with him.
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