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Matthew Centrowitz

Matthew Centrowitz

Event: 1,500m
Height: 5-9
Weight: 133
PR: 1,500m - 3:31.96 (2012); mile - 3:50.53i (2014)
Born: 10/18/1989
Current Residence: Eugene, Ore.
Hometown: Anapolis, Md.
High School: Broadneck High School (Anapolis, Md.) '07
College: Oregon '11
Coach: Alberto Salazar
Agent: Ricky Simms
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USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor champion - 2011 (3:47.63); 2013 (3:45.17)
2012 Olympic Trials runner-up (3:35.84)
2008 USA Junior 5,000m champion (14:44.67)
2012 USA Indoor runner-up (3:48.16)
 
International Championships
2011 World Outdoor bronze medalist (3:36.08)
2007 Pan Am Junior champion (3:56.63)
 
Collegiate Championships
2011 NCAA Outdoor champion (3:42.23)
Three-time PAC-10 champion - 2009 (3:46.26); 2010 (3:41.16); 2011 (3:41.73)
Seven-time NCAA Division I All-American
 
Awards and Honors
2009 PAC-10 Newcomer of the Year
 
About Matthew
In consecutive years Matthew Centrowitz made a statement on the international scene with his bronze medal at the 2011 World Outdoor Championships and fourth place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games. He recorded a big personal best by 2.5 seconds in 2012 at 3:31.96. The former University of Oregon Duck turned pro after 2011 and holds school records in the 1,500m and distance medley relay. An NCAA champion in 2011, Centrowitz placed third in the 1,500m at the NCAA Championships in 2010 to be a part of a 1-2-3 sweep for the Ducks. He was the first Oregon Duck undergrad since Steve Prefontaine to win a USA Outdoor championship and holds two school records. His father, Matthew, was a two-time Olympian and an All-American distance runner at Oregon. He majored in sociology. 
Results
2014:
8th in the mile (3:50.53)PR at Eugene Prefontaine Classic; 9th in the 5000m (13:20.06)PR in Palo Alto; 1st place in 1500m 3:35.44 at Eagle Rock USATF High Performance Distance Classic; 7th in 1500m at Lausanne 
2013: DNF at Paris 1500m; USA Outdoor Champion 1500m (3:45.17); 10th at Prefontaine Mile (3:51.79), NF 1500m (3:36.51); 6th at Oxy HP 1500m (3:37.27); 4th at Penn Relays DMR (9:19.33); 4th at USA Indoors 800m (1:47.82) and 8th in mile (4:08.62); 1st at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix mile (3:56.26); 2nd at Millrose Games Wanamaker Mile (3:51.34); 1st at Seattle UW Indoor Preview 800m (1:51.60)
2012: Fourth in Olympic 1,500m final (3:35.17); Olympic Trials runner-up (3:35.84); 4th in Brussels (3:32.47); 8th in Birmingham (3:37.93); 3rd in Lausanne (3:31.96); 4th at Jerome International Classic (3:37.22); 8th at Pre Classic mile (3:57.44); 2nd at USA Indoors in 1,500m (3:48.16); 7th at World Indoors in 1,500m (3:47.42); Fifth Avenue Mile champion (3:52.4)
2011: World Outdoor bronze medalist (3:36.08); USA Outdoor champion (3:47.63); NCAA Outdoor champion (3:42.23); 10th at Monaco (3:34.46); 11th at Paris (3:34.69); Oregon Relays 1,500m champion; PAC-10 1,500m champion (3:41.73)
2010: 3rd at NCAA Championships (3:48.08); 5th at USA Outdoors (3:51.81); Oregon Twilight Meet mile champion (3:59.33); Oregon Preview Meet 1,500 champion (3:48.97); PAC-10 1,500m champion (3:41.16)
2009: 6th in mile at NCAA Indoors (4:02.69); 1st in indoor mile at Husky Classic (3:57.92); first in 3,000m at MPSF Indoors (7:55.90); 1st at Stanford Invitational 1,500m (3:36.92); 1st at NCAA West Regional 1,500m (3:38.30); 3rd at Oregon Relays 5,000m (13:49.15); PAC-10 1,500m champion (3:46.26)
2008: USA Junior 5,000m champion (14:44.67); 11th in 5,000m at World Junior Championships (13:58.31)
2007: Pan American Juniors 1,500m champion (3:56.63); Nike Outdoor Nationals 2-mile champion (8:41.55)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 800m, 1:47.82 (No. 10 in the USA); 1500m, 3:36.65 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the World); Mile, 3:51.34 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the World); Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:45.86 (No. 13 in the USA, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN); 1500m, 3:33.58 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 27 in the World)
2012: Indoor bests - 1,500m, 3:38.92 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 23 in the world); mile, 3:53.92 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 1,500m, 3:31.96 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 10 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the world by T&FN); mile, 3:57.44 (No. 15 in the USA, No. 42 in the world)  
2011: Indoor bests - mile, 4:04.01; 3,000m, 7:50.59; Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:50.91; 1,500m, 3:34.46 (ranked No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world by T&FN); 3,000m, 7:50.59
2010: Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:47.77; 1,500m, 3:41.16
2009: Indoor bests - mile, 3:57.92; 3,000m, 7:55.90; Outdoor bests - 1,500m, 3:36.92; 5,000m, 13:49.15
2008: Indoor bests - 800m, 1:51.57; mile, 4:00.26; Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 13:58.31
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