Name: Matthew Centrowitz
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 1,500-meter
Height: 5-9
Weight: 133
DOB: 10/18/1989
Birthplace: Beltsville, Md.
Hometown: Arnold, Md.
High School: Broadneck High School (Annapolis, Md.) ‘07
College: University of Oregon ‘12, Sociology
Coach(es): Alberto Salazar
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 4th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 8th
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2015; Indoor – 2011
  • Medals: 1 (bronze)
  • Bronze – 2011
Personal: Son of Matthew and Beverly Centrowitz...Has two siblings, Lauren and Marisza...Father, Matthew, represented Team USA at the 1976 Olympic Games in track and field and is a former All-American distance runner from the University of Oregon...The former University of Oregon Duck turned professional after 2011 and set school records in the 1,500-meter and distance medley relay...An NCAA champion in 2011, placed third in the 1,500 at the 2010 NCAA Championships ...Was the first Oregon Duck undergrad since Steve Prefontaine to win a USATF outdoor championship.