Matt Scherer Wiki – Matt Scherer Biography
Matt Scherer, an American track and field athlete and a top professional pacemaker, is being reported to have passed away on December 8 as per a statement by RunnerSpace, where he worked as the Chief Operating Officer.
Scherer was an 8x All-American, 2x Pac-10 champion and stayed active in the track and field community with the RunnerSpace team.
He was 38 years old.
From 1999 to 2002, Scherer competed for Red Hill High School in Bridgeport, Illinois. His senior year, he scored 28 individual points at the Illinois High School Association State Championship meet, ranking his school 3rd in the team standings.
After graduating from high school, 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 meets, finishing in 3:00.81, ranked #7 all-time in NCAA Championship Meet History. He won the Pac-10 championship in the 400m in 2006 in 45.19.
Cause of Death
Scherer, born on November 21, 1983, died on December 8, 2021, at the age of 38, as per a statement RunnerSpace. They wrote in a statement posted on Facebook,
“The RunnerSpace Team is devastated at the news of Matt Scherer’s sudden passing this week. He was more than our COO, he was a trusted teammate and friend. Just like he did on the track, Matt paced our company with confidence and character, always with a passion for the sport he loved. We grieve as colleagues and as friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
In a tribute, Oregon Track and Field wrote, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Oregon sprinter Matt Scherer. He was an 8x All-American, 2x Pac-10 champion, and stayed active in the track and field community with the RunnerSpace team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP, Matt?”