The Olympic gold medal in the men's 1,500 meters went to American Matt Centrowicz, whose final lap was 50.62 seconds.
Centrowitz, a Broadneck High School graduate, became the first American since 1908 to take home gold in the event, according to USA Today.
— Jamie Costello (@JamiefromABC2) August 21, 2016
— Matthew Centrowitz (@MattCentrowitz) August 21, 2016
His hometown alma mater took to Twitter to cheer him on and celebrate the victory.
— Broadneck HS (@BHSAACPS) August 21, 2016
Centrowitz won the silver medal at the 2013 world championships and took fourth at the 2012 London Games.
*WMAR Staff contributed to this report.