Thursday, August 2, 2012
Matthew Centrowitz of Arnold will race in the 1,500-meter run on Friday.
Track and field bouts start Friday morning in London, marking the launching point for Broadneck star runner Matthew Centrowitz' Olympic career. NBC will air two sessions of the qualifying rounds for track and field races Friday morning—10-10:30 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more listings information, see NBC's website. According to the official USA Track and Field website, Centrowitz' first 1,500-meter qualifying run is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. London time, putting it squarely at 10:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Supporters of Centrowitz on Twitter have recently taken to using the hashtag #CentroNation, a phrase that can be seen around Arnold, as well. For more on Centrowitz, check the Broadneck Patch's Local Olympians Guide, or read …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Local Olympic running sensation Matthew Centrowitz' father also was an Olympian.
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 …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Matt Centrowitz thanked his neighbors on Twitter for showing support this week.
Matt Centrowitz, a 1,500-meter sprinter from Arnold, thanked his hometown neighbors via Twitter this week after seeing them show support for him in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. "My small 100 house community put up a sign at the entrance for me! So cool!" Centrowitz said on Twitter. Centrowitz is one of two Broadneck High School graduates competing in this year's summer games. Farrah Hall, a windsurfer, is also competing. See also: