ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Matthew Pereira
Matthew Pereira
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kildeer, Ill.
High School: Lake Zurich
Position: Distance

Freshman (2017)

Placed 20th, first on the team in the Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown with a time of 24:46 (Sep. 22) … Ran a 24:20.9 at the Princeton XC Invitational, earning him a 9th place finish (Oct. 14) … Finished first on the team and 11th in the race at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships with a time of 25:20.3 (Oct. 27) …Placed 16th and first for the team in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships placing with a time of 32:26.1 (Nov. 10).

Before Harvard:
3200m - 9:11.79

"Matthew is a special talent and we can't wait to start working with him.  He is a two-time Footlocker finalist, and finished in the top six for three years in a row at the Illinois State cross country championship. Matthew is one of the most accomplished high school runners we've recruited to Harvard and he should make an immediate impact." – Coach Saretsky

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS