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Centrowitz follows in father’s footsteps on track

February 02, 2012

By Pat Graham, ESPN / AP Sports

Rising middle-distance runner Matthew Centrowitz is chasing his father's footsteps with a chance for everything to come full circle on Oregon's famed oval track.

It was at Hayward Field, nearly 36 years ago, that Matt Centrowitz -- a brash kid from New York brimming with confidence -- became a surprise Olympian in the middle of his collegiate career with the Ducks.

Decades later, his son followed his dad's lead to Oregon, etching his name into the school's record book in the 1,500 meters before electing to skip this season -- his final year of eligibility -- to turn pro.

Read More: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=7534403

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