Matthew Centrowitz
(Robert Deutsch / USA TODAY Sports)

Matthew Centrowitz ran a personal-best in the 1,500-meter run at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday.

The Broadneck graduate and 2012 Olympian finished ninth, running in three minutes, 31.09 seconds. The winner, Kenya's Silas Kiplagat, finished in 3:27.64.


Centrowitz ran for Oregon after high school and finished fourth in the 1,500 in the 2012 London Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 2013 World Championships (3:36.78) and bronze at the 2011 World Championships.

He was named The Sun's Male Athlete of the Year in 2007 after becoming the second boy to win three state cross country championships in Class 4A.

He also won the mile and 3,000 meters at the Penn Relays and the 1,500 at the Pan-Am Games and the two-mile race at Nike Outdoor Nationals that year.

The Diamond League, founded in 2010, is an annual series of track and field meets.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun