Bayer Runs U.S., Collegiate Leading 3:58.23 Mile
Jan. 27, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A week after running the second-best 3,000m in the world this season, Andy Bayer made more noise on the track, running the fastest mile by an American and by a collegiate this season, breaking four minutes in the mile for the third time in his career.
Bayer clocked a time of 3:58.23 to win by more than a second. His time is tops in the U.S., tops in Division I and is the third fastest in the world this season. He has now broken the four-minute barrier three times at Indiana. Indiana's De'Sean Turner (4:00.13) and Ben Hubers (4:00.78) took fourth and fifth in the race, narrowly missing out on sub-four miles of their own. Turner enters the IU record books with the seventh best time in school history.
Ryan Hindes made history of his own in the 600m, staking his claim among the Big Ten's best in the event with a time of 1:18.75. He ranks fifth in the Big Ten and eighth in Division I. His time is the second-fastest in IU history, just .05 off the record held by Rodney Hollis.
Breanne Ehrman and Kelsey Duerksen continued their streak of imressive times this season, going 1-2 respectively in the mile. Ehrman finished in 4:42.89 and Duerksen in 4:42.90 to move into 10th and 11th in Division I this season and sixth and seventh in IU history.
IU advanced two women and two men to the semifinals of the 60m dash, and two women to the semis of the 60m hurdles. Shawntanay Johnson clocked a time of 7.72 for fourth in the women's 60m prelims, moving herself into eighth in IU history, and Aireonna Bailey ran 7.74 for eighth. Kind Butler was the top qualifier in the men's 60m in 6.74, just .01 off his season best, and Nick Stoner advanced in 6.93 in his first collegiate race. In the hurdles, Courtney Woodard (8.78) and Shona Dunkley (8.95) advanced.
In the men's triple jump, IU alum Aarik Wilson took the win, hopping, skipping and jumping 16.50m (54-1.75), to move into seventh in the world this season. Olu Olamigoke was second with a mark of 15.35m (50-4.5).
Sam Retzloff won the men's open pole vault with a clearance of 5.05m (16-6.75), moving into ninth in the Big Ten this season.
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