Matt Scherer

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Matt Scherer (Born November 21, 1983) is an American track and field athlete and a top professional pacemaker.

High school career[edit]

Scherer competed for Red Hill High School in Bridgeport, Illinois from 1999-2002. His senior year he scored 28 individual points at the Illinois High School Association State Championship meet, which placed his school 3rd in the team standings.[1]

College career[edit]

Scherer attended the University of Oregon from 2003-2006 where he studied Business and was a 9-time All-American. In 2005 he ran the anchor leg of 3rd place 4x400m relay at the NCAA Championship meet, finishing in a time of 3:00.81 which was ranked #7 all-time in NCAA Championship Meet History He won the Pac-10 championship in the 400m in 2006 in 45.19.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Oregon Track Club

Ran the 400 meter leg of the American Record setting indoor distance medley relay on February 12, 2010.[1]

Ran 1:14.41 in the 600m on June 15, 2008, the 8th fastest time ever run [3]

Pacing career[edit]

Began pacing full-time in 2011 and has paced for many of the top 800m and 1500m runners in the world.
This table lists the records he has paced:

Date Name Nationality Event Time Record Competition Ref
3 July 2010 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 1000m 2:13.62 Sudanese National Record
USA Area Record
Prefontaine Classic
19 February 2011 Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla  Qatar 1000m 2:21.71 Qatari National Indoor Record Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix
18 February 2012 Mohammed Aman  Ethiopia 800m 1:45.40 Ethiopian National Indoor Record XL Galan
29 April 2012 Henrik Ingebrigtsen  Norway 1500m 3:36.39 Norwegian National Record Payton Jordan Invitational
16 May 2012 Mohammed Aman  Ethiopia 800m 1:43.51 Korean Area Record Colorful Daegu Championships Meeting
9 June 2012 David Rudisha  Kenya 800m 1:41.74 USA Area Record adidas Grand Prix
14 July 2012 Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich  Kenya 800m 1:43.15 Kenyan National Junior Record KBC Night of Athletics
20 July 2012 Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich  Kenya 800m 1:43.15 Kenyan National Junior Record Herculis
20 July 2012 Kevin López  Spain 800m 1:43.74 Spanish National Record Herculis
20 August 2012 Nate Brannen  Canada 1000m 2:16.52 Canadian National Record Gugl Games
20 August 2012 Mohamed Al-Garni  Qatar 1000m 2:17.32 Qatari National Record Gugl Games
21 February 2013 Mohammed Aman  Ethiopia 800m 1:45.05 Ethiopian National Indoor Record DN Galan

Personal bests[edit]

  • 200m - 20.89 - 5/13/2006 [4]
  • 300m - 32.77 - 8/8/2006 [5]
  • 400m - 45.19 - 5/14/2006 [2]
  • 400m Hurdles - 53.21 - 2003
  • 600m - 1:14.41 - 6/15/2008 [3]
  • 800m - 1:46.11 - 6/8/2008 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Records & History". Ihsa.org. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships Men 400m Dash". DirectAthletics. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Men's 600m". Alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  4. ^ "2006 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships Men 200m Dash". DirectAthletics. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Men's 300m". Alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  6. ^ http://preclassic.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=120&title_id=143&do=title&pg=1&folder_id=190&page_id=304

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