|| Lauren Centrowitz
** American Record Holder **
** Five-Time All-American **
Collegiate Career Bests:
800 Meters 2:08.95
1,500 Meters 4:16.13
3,000 Meters 9:11.09i
5,000 Meters 16:46.98
Stanford: A five-time All-America and member of the American record-holding 4x1500 meter relay team from the 2006 Penn Relays...helped the Cardinal women's cross country team capture the 2005, 2006, and 2007 NCAA titles...returns for her fifth year and will provide leadership and energy to a talented women's distance squad.
2008 Season (Junior): Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500 meters where she placed eighth in her opening-round heat...finished fifth at the NCAA West Regionals in the 1,500 meters to earn her trip to the NCAA's...placed second in the 1,500 meters and third in the 5,000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships...ran a collegiate-best time of 4:16.13 in the 1,500 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational...earned two All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships after finishing fourth in the 3,000 meters and as a member of the distance medley relay team that finished third...finished third in the 3,000 meters and fifth in the mile at the MPSF Championships.
2007 Season (Sophomore): Earned All-American honors with a career-best 4:19.34 and ninth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Championships...placed third in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA West Regional to qualify for the NCAA Championships...took second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:19.76 at the Pac-10 Championships...redshirted the indoor season.
2006 Season (Freshman/Sophomore): A member of the 4x1,500 meter relay team that broke the American record, shattered the school record and ran the second-fastest time in collegiate history...ran a then season-best 4:22.89 to finish second in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays...also logged a season-best 2:12.63 in the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational...indoors, runner-up in the mile at the MPSF Championships with a season-best time of 4:46.00.
2005 Season (Freshman): Competed in the finals of the 1,500 meters at the 2005 U.S. Junior Outdoor Championship...indoors, finished fourth in the mile at the MPSF Championships...ran a season-best 4:46.42 in the mile at the New York Armory Invitational...redshirted the outdoor season.
International Competition: Competed in the 1,500 meters at the 2005 Pan Am Junior Championships in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Broadneck High School...finished third in the mile at the Nike Indoor Championships during her senior season...2004 Penn Relays runner-up in the mile...gained All-America honors in the 1,500 meters at the 2003 U.S. Junior National Championships...won eight state high school titles in the 800 meters, mile and two-mile...two-time Maryland cross country champion.
Cardinal Catalogue: Political science major and history minor...parents are Matt and Beverly Centrowitz...father was the American record-holder in the 5,000 meters and now coaches at American University...selected as a 2007 and 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...named to the 2005 Pac-10 All-America team...Academic All-MPSF in 2008.