Matthew Centrowitz, a Broadneck High graduate and now an Olympic runner for the United States, shares the blood of an Olympian—his father.
Matt Centrowitz Sr. ran the 1,500 for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1976 and qualified for the 1980 summer games. This summer his son will follow in his footsteps and attempt to claim a gold medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
The Baltimore Sun recently chronicled both Centrowitz runners, and detailed the path that led the newest Centrowitz star to London. One of Centrowitz' coaches, Alberto Salazar, was also an Olympic runner and teammate to Centrowitz Sr.
The Centrowitz family calls Arnold their home and live in a neighborhood just off of College Parkway. A marquis sign was placed in the main street showing their support for the local running star.
Centrowitz is one of two local Olympians competing in the 2012 summer games. Farrah Hall, a 1999 graduate of BHS, is competing as a windsurfer.
You can follow the exploits of both Olympians on their respective Twitter feeds: