Last updated: July 7, 2012 9:35 p.m.
Bayer wins gold at NACAC U-23 Championships
Leo native and Indiana junior Andy Bayer capped his outdoor season by making his first career appearance as a member of Team USA, winning the 5,000 meters at the North America, Central America, Caribbean Under-23 Championships in Guanijuato, Mexico. Bayer dropped the field with three laps to go, leaving 15 seconds between him and the second-place finisher in a time of 15:13.01. The NACAC gold medal caps an outdoor season that saw him win a Big Ten title, NCAA title and finish fourth at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.