Matthew Centrowitz (far left) competes in the 1,500-meter final at the 2012 London Olympics. He finished fourth. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY /August 7, 2012)
Former Broadneck star Matthew Centrowitz won the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday night, finishing in a time of 3 minutes, 53.92 seconds to break the New York City Armory record.
Centrowitz was followed by Americans Miles Batty (3:54.54) and Garrett Heath (3:55.24).
The previous Armory record of 3:54.98 was set by Ireland's Mark Carroll in 2000. The Millrose Games were moved to the Armory this year after previously being staged at Madison Square Garden.
On Twittter, the 22-year-old Centrowitz said: "3:53 mile PR & the win. No wonder New York is my favorite city! Great atmosphere tonight. Thank u all for the support and those who watched"
Centrowitz announced in November that was turning pro and skipping his senior year of eligibility at Oregon to improve his chances of qualifying for this year’s Olympics in London. He has since signed an endorsement deal with Nike and still trains on the Oregon campus.
The bronze medalist in the 1,500 meters at this past summer's world championships, Centrowitz is the son of Matt Centrowitz Sr., who competed at the Millrose games during his running career.
For full results from the Millrose Games, click here
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