Moore 7th, Bayer Advances on Day Two at NCAAs
June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - On day two of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Indiana track and field saw Taja Moore earn All-America honors in the women's discus and Andy Bayer advance to the finals of the men's 1,500m. After two days of the NCAA Championships, the Indiana women are tied for 22nd with two points.
Moore launched a career best of 54.81m (179-10) on her first throw in the women's discus. The throw held up for seventh place, the first All-America finish in the career of the sophomore. Moore added two feet and two inches to her career best, which ranks second all-time at IU, behind only IU Hall of Famer Katrin Koch , who was IU's last All-American in the discus in 1992. Her two points scored are the first for IU's women since 2011.
Bayer cruised to second in his heat in 3:43.00, taking an automatic spot in the 1,500m final, where he will look to defend his NCAA title on Saturday at 5:31 p.m. ET. Bayer led the first two laps of the race before slipping back to fourth with 500 meters to go. The senior from Leo, Ind., powered back to second in the final 50 meters to ensure his spot in the final.
Zach Mayhew wrapped up his IU career in 18th place, running 30:32.55 in the 10,000m.
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