Bayer Falls Just Short Of Olympic Berth

By Dean Pantazi

Bayer Falls Just Short Of Olympic Berth

July 1, 2012 Updated Jul 1, 2012 at 8:57 PM EST

EUGENE, OREGON - Leo native Andy Bayer closed out a great week at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a fourth-place finish in the men's 1,500 meter final Sunday night, just missing a berth on the U.S. Olympic team..

Bayer outran everyone in the twelve man race except for the three runners, Leonel Manzáno, Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating, who will represent the U.S. in London later this month.

Bayer clocked a time of 3:37.24 for fourth, out-kicking eight of the 11 professional runners in the field.

The 22 year old Bayer has one more year of eliginiltiy at Indiana, and earlier this year was the NCAA champ in the 1,500 meter run.

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