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

Career Bests:
10K - 33:55.1
5M - 26.48.2
8K - 25:18.4

2018 (Junior)
Finished the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown with a time of 25:20 … Finished 17th at the Ivy League Heptagonal XC Championships with a time of 25:06.5 … Finished 122nd at the DI Northeast Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 35:22.4.

2017 (Sophomore)
Finished the NCAA Division I Northeast Region Cross Country Championships with a 33:55.1 (Nov. 10) ... Placed 67th at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships with a 26:48.2 (Oct. 27) ... High a career-best 25:18.4 at the Princeton XC Invitational (Oct. 14). 

2016 (Freshman)
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