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

Career Bests:
1,500m - 4:00.17
3,000m - 8:39.06
5,000m - 14:33.07

2017-18

Ran a career-best 14:33.07 in the 5000m at the Penn Relays (Apr. 26-28) … Finished third at the UMass Lowell Invitational in the 1500m with a 4:00.17 (Mar. 31) … Hit a career high at the Wake Forest Outdoor Opener with an 8:39.06 in the 3000m (Mar. 24).

2016-17
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

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