Broadneck's Centrowitz To Run In Olympics
(Updates at bottom of page.)
Broadneck High School graduate Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. will run in the third heat of Friday, August 3, preliminaries in the 1500-Meter Run at the London Olympics. The semifinals are scheduled for Sunday, August 5, and the finals take place Tuesday, August 7.
The 22-year-old Centrowitz finished second in the finals of the US Olympic Trials in July with a 1500-Meter Run time of 3:35.84, earning him his place on the US Olympic Team.
Matt was a track star at both Broadneck High School, where he graduated in 2007, and later at the University of Oregon, where he graduated in 2011.
Matt's father, Matt Centrowitz, Sr., competed in the 1976 Olympics in the same event. He also qualified for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow but did not compete due to the US boycott.
To read Matt's bio, click here.
Best of luck to Matt!
UPDATE Friday, August 3: Congratulations to Matt for qualifying for the semifinals, coming in fifth in his heat with a time of 3:41.39. Centrowitz will run in the semifinals on Sunday, August 5.
UPDATE Sunday, August 5: Congratulations to Matt for qualifying for the finals - the medal race - by coming in fifth in his heat with a time of 3:34.90. He will run in the finals on Tuesday, August 7 at 4:15pm (Eastern Time) and the race will be streamed live online at http://www.NBCOlympics.com.
UPDATE Tuesday, August 7: Centrowitz took fourth place in the finals with a time of 3:35.17. Congratulations Matt on an outstanding Olympic performance. You make Anne Arundel County and the USA proud!