Olympic athletes with local ties to watch Saturday in Rio
Baltimore Sun staff|
Aug 20, 2016 | 7:00 AM
Athletes with ties to Maryland and the Baltimore area will take center stage this month in Rio for a chance at Olympic glory. Be sure to check back every day for a schedule of which locals are in action.
Matthew Centrowitz, track and field
Ties to Maryland: Annapolis native graduated from Broadneck High School in 2007. Won three state championships in cross country and two in track and field. Won 3,200-meter run as a junior in 9:13.68 and 1,500-meter run as a senior in 4:04.09. Was named Annapolis Capital's Athlete of the Year.
Ties to Maryland: Born and raised in Baltimore. Played basketball at St. Frances for four years before spending a year at Patterson Prep in Lenoir, N.C. Was named The Baltimore Sun's Metro Player of the Year in 2003. Averaged a double-double and won a Baltimore Catholic League title as a senior at St. Frances.
Bronze medal game
Teams TBA: 10:30 a.m., USA Network
Gold medal game
Teams TBA: 2:30 p.m., chs. 11, 4
Katie Zaferes, women's triathlon
Ties to Maryland: Grew up in Hampstead. Graduated from North Carroll, where she competed in track and field, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and swimming. Won three state championships in track and field, one in the 3,200-meter run and two in the 1,600-meter.
Final: 10 a.m., chs. 11, 4
Micha Powell (Canada), track and field
Ties to Maryland: Born and raised in Montreal. Rising junior at Maryland. Daughter of Mike Powell, an American long jumper who set the world record in that event at the world championships in Tokyo in 1991 and won silver medals in the long jump in Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992.