Matthew Pereira
Matthew Pereira
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kildeer, Ill.
High School: Lake Zurich
Position: Distance
Major: Mathematics, Computer Science
House Affiliation: Dunster

Career Bests:
1500m - 4:00.17
3000m - 8:33.73
5000m - 14:27.95
10,000m - 29:50.87

Ran a personal record in the 3000 with an 8:33.73 at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational… Participated in his first 10,000m and ran a 29:50.87 at Raleigh Relays… Recorded a career fastest 14:27.95 in the 5000 at the Virginia Challenge.


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).

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