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Former Broadneck star Centrowitz brings his winning kick to the world championships
Former Broadneck star Centrowitz brings his winning kick to the world championships

Like many of the other 1,500-meter races during his outdoor track season at Oregon this spring, rising senior Matthew Centrowitz felt someone pull up on his shoulder shortly after the final turn. And like all the other races, the 21-year-old Centrowitz had a response — an explosive kick that wasn't matched. But this time, it was two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat providing the push. And this time, it was at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. That's the kind of company the former Broadneck standout is thriving against in his breakthrough year. Centrowitz won that June 27 race comfortably in the end, crossing in 3 minutes, 47.63 seconds. In the spring,...

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