Men's Cross Country

    Andy Bayer  
    Andy Bayer

    RS Junior

    Leo, Ind.

    High School:


    Paul Short Run

    The Hoosiers took the title at the Paul Short Run.

    2010-11 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Started the year with a third place finish at the Indiana Open, less than a second behind teammate Ben Hubers ... paced the Hoosiers in the adidas Invitational finishing second overall in 23:30, as IU took home the team title in the event ... named Big Ten Runner of the Week on Oct. 5 ... placed 18th in the Chile Pepper Festival at Arkansas ... led the team with a second place individual finish in the Big Ten Championships to earn All-Big Ten honors ... placed 11th overall in the NCAA Great Lakes regional with a time of 30:32.35, as the team placed second ... helped Indiana to its best NCAA finish since 1977 as he placed 67th individually and the team finished seventh overall ... named Academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Earned All-America honors with a second-place finish in the distance medley relay and a third-place finish in the 3,000m ... clocked a school record time of 9:29.65 in the distance medley relay at NCAAs with the fastest anchor leg on record at any level, splitting 3:53 for 1,600m ... clocked a school record time of 7:48.35 in the 3,000m at the Gladstein Invitational, the fastest time by a collegian on the season ... won the Big Ten 3,000m title, took second in the Big Ten mile and sixth in the Big Ten 5,000m ... broke four minutes in the mile for the second time, clocking a 3:57.75 at the Indiana Relays ... was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and USTFCCCA Great Lakes Regional Track Athlete of the Year. Outdoor: Redshirted ... in unattached action, clocked a time of 3:39.96 to automatically qualify for USAs, which he missed due to injury ... named Capital One Academic All-America, Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic.

    2009-10 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Kicked off his season at the Indiana Intercollegiates, finishing third overall in 24:52, helping the Hoosiers take places 2-6 for the win ... matched his third-place finish at the Paul Short Run, this time leading the way for an IU win in 23:42 ... named Big Ten Runner of the Week for his efforts at the Paul Short Run ... took the tape at the Sam Bell Invitational in 25:01.65, leading the charge on a day that saw IU take the top seven spots for a perfect score ... took 21st at Big Tens in 25:55.0 ... finished 45th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 32:21.18 ... named academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Earned All-America honors in two events, anchoring the distance medley relay to seventh and taking third in the 3,000m ... after dropping the baton with two laps to go, charged back into the pack for seventh place, finishing the distance medley relay in 9:39.35 ... led with two laps to go in the 3,000m, finishing third behind two NCAA champions with a time of 8:11.19 ... the Hoosiers advanced to NCAAs with a time of 9:32.73 in the DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitational, good for third in IU lore ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... highlighted the home schedule twice on the season, breaking the four-minute barrier in the mile at the Indiana Relays and the eight-minute barrier in the 3K at the Gladstein Invitational ... clocked a time of 3:58.98 in the mile at the Indiana Relays, good for fifth in IU history ... finished the Gladstein Invitational 3,000m in 7:55.25, the second-best time ever at Indiana. Outdoor: Opened the season with a time of 13:45.75 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invitational, good for fifth all-time at IU ... finished the 1,500m in 3:41.87 at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," good for 10th in the IU records ... named Academic All-Big Ten, USTFCCCA All-Academic and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Posted regional qualifying marks in two events ... posted a regional qualifying time of 3:44.97 in the 1,500m for third at the Billy Hayes Invite ... at the Indiana Invite, posted a team-best regional-qualifying time of 14:07.21 in the 5,000m for the win.

    PREP: Owns school records at Leo in the 1,600 (4:12), 3,200 (9:02), 5K (15:44) ... also set records in the 3,200-meters at the regional (9:07) and section (9:11) meets ... in cross country, earned all-state honors after placing sixth in 2007 ... was also a four-time all-conference, three-time all-sectional and two-time all-regional selection ... earned all-semi-state and academic all-state honors in 2007 .... was the 3A-4A Runner of the Year in 2007 ... was a state qualifier in the 3,200-meters in 2007 before winning the 3,200 state title in 2008 ... was the sectional champion and record holder as a senior and a regional champion and record holder ... an eight-time letterwinner at Leo, also earned two varsity letters in wrestling.

    PERSONAL: Born Feb. 3, 1990 ... biology major ... son of Robert Bayer and Kathryn Brogan.

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