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Matt Centrowitz 4:03.47 mile

USATF Jr. 1500 runner-up goes for sub-4; just misses PR in 4th

June 27, 2007 Bloomington, IN

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Masters runner Jim Sorensen 4:05.27 in 5th for US record

Dan Wilson, who won the race in 4:01.00, reported that 2 rabbits took the field of 16 through 600 and 1000, respectively. He and Matt were approx. 59 and 2:00, he said, and 3:02 at the bell.

1. Dan Wilson 4:01.00
2. Tom Morgan 4:02.01
3. B. O'Keefe 4:03.16
4. Matt Centrowitz 4:03.47
5. Jim Sorensen 4:05.27

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Striking While the Iron's Hot

Fresh on the heels of his NON 2-mile triumph and his USATF Junior Nationals 1500 runner-up, Maryland star Matt Centrowitz (right) tackles some unfinished business tonight in an open mile race at Indiana University's Billy Hayes Track.

Adding a layer of intrigue to Centrowitz's sub-4 attempt will be the presence of apparently ageless Masters star Jim Sorensen (left), pursuing the first sub-4 outdoor mile for a Masters (over-40) runner.

The gun goes off at 10:15 pm local time, with Centrowitz taking another shot at not only a family record in the mile (trying to beat the 4:02.7 HS personal best set by his father, Matt Sr., in 1973 while running for Power Memorial High School in Manhattan), but also history's fifth sub-4 mile by an American schoolboy.

Photo by John Dye

Current Start List: Men's Mile:

1 Daniel Wilson n/a 3:59

2 Thomas Morgan ZAP Fitness / Reebok 4:00.68

3 Brendan O'Keefe ZAP Fitness / Reebok 4:00.99

4 Jim Sorensen Sports Basement / Sports Basement 4:01.86

5 Joseph B Eby Team Good River / Brooks 4:02.30

6 Matthew Centrowitz unattached / n/a 4:03.40

7 Thomas Frazer Athletic Annex 3.45