Robby Andrews

Birthday: 03/29/91 Mile PR: 3:53.16 (indoors) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.78 - 2012
High School: Manalapan HS
Hometown: Englishtown, NJ
College: University of Virginia '14
Current Residence: Manalapan, NJ

At the 2017 USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, in a tactical race, Robby Andrews used his finishing speed to beat 2016 Olympic 1500 champion Matthew Centrowitz, 3:43.29 to 3:43.41, in the metric Mile for his first USA title.

In 2016, Andrews earned his first Team USA Olympic berth with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, recording a near PR 3:34.88. At the 2016 World Indoor 1500m Championship, he finished fourth (3:44.77) and also was a close runner-up at the 2016 USA Indoor 1500 to national champion Matthew Centrowitz, 3:44.33 vs. 3:44.40.

In 2015, at the Adrian Martinez Classic Mile, Andrews clocked an outdoor personal record of 3:57.15, and later in June at the USA Outdoor Championships, he was the national 1500m runner-up with a fast closing kick (3:38.75). On August 8, 2015, Andrews also took the Sir Walter Miler in 3:57.38.

In 2012, the two-time NCAA 800 meter champion and three-time All-American at the distance for the University of Virginia turned professional to train with Coach Jason Vigilante and U.S. Mile record holder Alan Webb. 

At the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics, Andrews was a bronze medalist at 800 meters, becoming (along with silver medalist Casimir Loxsom) the first American males to medal in a middle distance event at the World Junior Championships. In 2009, Andrews set the U.S. high school indoor records for both the 800 meters (1:49.21) and the 1000 meters (2:22.28).

FUN FACT: Andrews was also the 400th U.S. man to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his 3:57.82 at the 2013 Penn Relays.

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News

Robby Andrews Secures World Championships 1500m Qualifier

July 08, 2017

"I heard everyone screaming in my face and I just gunned it."

By Jeff Benjamin / Special to The Advance

Former Staten Islander Robby Andrews is going to London thanks to a little help from his friends!

At Thursday night's Tracktown USA Championship meet held in Icahn Stadium, Andrews, who...

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Robby Andrews Wins First USA 1500m Title

June 24, 2017

Jenny Simpson four-peats in Sacramento; third place surprises for London World Championships qualifier

From David Monti, @d9monti
© 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With mid-afternoon temperatures inside of Hornet Stadium hovering at about 100F / 38C, Robby...

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Staten Island claims Rio Olympics-bound Robby Andrews as own

July 22, 2016

He was born here… as a pre-teen Andrews also spent plenty of summer hours literally running around Susan Wagner and New Dorp High Schools while his dad was one of the directors of the Big Apple Games.

By Cormac Gordon, SIlive.com

Robby Andrews is going to the Rio Olympics.

The 25-year-old...

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Exciting 1500 meter races close out U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials

July 11, 2016

Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...

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Centrowitz, Andrews make 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championship 1500 Final

March 19, 2016

"It felt alright, as alright as a prelim round can feel. Things got a little choppy out there. [On getting elbowed] It's part of racing, it's all good. I'm excited [heading into finals], just got to try to get in a good position and see what happens." - Matthew Centrowitz

By LetsRun.com

If...

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Matthew Centrowitz edges Robby Andrews to win the USATF 1500 in a great, last-lap duel

March 14, 2016

Centrowitz, Andrews earned two 1500 berths on Team USA for the World Indoor Championships in Portland.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Robby Andrews has one of the best kicks in the trade, and Andrews had it loaded up.

He came wide off the last turn of the men's 1500 meter final in full sprint...

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All Three Americans Qualify for World 1500-Meter Final

August 28, 2015

For the first time since 2009, Team USA has 3 men advance to an IAAF World Championship final in the 1500m; Final on Sunday, August 30 at 7:45pm local time.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Americans Matthew Centrowitz, Leo Manzano, and Robby Andrews qualified in Friday’s semi-finals for...

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All 3 American Men Advance to IAAF World Championship 1500m Semifinal

August 27, 2015

Team USA once again looked strong in the first round of the 1500 as Matthew Centrowitz, Leo Manzano and Robby Andrews all advanced to Friday’s semifinals.

From LetsRun.com

Day 6 of the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing began in a very similar fashion to Day 5 for Team USA’s distance...

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Sir Walter Miler provides best glimpse of future growth for American track

August 08, 2015

In a time when the sport seeks to find a return to prominence, a small meet in North Carolina provided a glimpse of what the future of American track & field can look like.

By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated

The community races kicked off at 8:00pm and more than 2,000 fans were already...

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Andrews headed to Beijing for track World Championships

July 17, 2015

“I have more potential in the 1500. It plays to my strengths.”

By Tim Morris, News Transcript

When Robby Andrews made an appearance at the Youth Running Camp hosted by Manalapan Parks and Recreation, he had a message for the runners of the future.

“I want to make sure that they understand...

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With drums pounding and fans lining the track, Robby Andrews gets the standard

July 03, 2015

There was no jostling, just a straight line the whole the way. I sat on the cheese the whole time. Everything worked out the best way it possibly could.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Spurred on by several hundred fans and an dance team, Robby Andrews did what he needed to do Thursday night in the...

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Andrewsโ€™ kick does the trick at USATF national championships

July 02, 2015

“I didn’t know I had it until the line. This is my first world team, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Races like this make all the sacrifices worth it.”

By Tim Morris, The Independent

Robby Andrews’ running career has been one of electrifying kicks at the...

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Andrews Finishes Fourth in the Mile

April 27, 2013

By Josh Newman, Asbury Park Press

PHILADELPHIA — It took Robby Andrews a while to get himself together.

On one of those picturesque, sun-drenched Saturdays at the Penn Relays, the former Manalapan and University of Virginia star crossed the line fourth in the Olympic Development Men’s Mile,...

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Centrowitz Feeling Faster Than Ever This Winter

January 22, 2013

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On a Skype call to a New York Track Writers’ luncheon this afternoon, Matthew Centrowitz said that his recent workouts “have been faster than anything I could imagine” coming out of college.

He added that his father—two-time Olympian Matt Centrowitz, a...

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“Best Track In The World”

January 21, 2013

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

The elite fields of Saturday's New Balance Games are out and Robby Andrews, now running for adidas and coaching at Princeton, is excited to come back to the place he calls "the best track in the world, indoor or outdoor."

The NB Games will continue a busy Armory...

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