Bearcats Finish Just Short Of Olympic Dreams

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Bearcats Finish Just Short Of Olympic Dreams

June 28, 2012 Updated Jun 28, 2012 at 10:55 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton)

Erik van Ingen placed 10th in his heat and 27th overall in opening round of the 1,500 on Thursday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials, which are being held at Hayward Field. The four-time All-American clocked a time of 3:43.52 and missed advancing to the second round by three places.

Craig Miller won van Ingen’s heat, which was the first of three heats, in a time of 3:41.89. The top overall time of 3:40.78 was recorded by Jordan McNamara.

Rory Quiller, a three time All-American and 2008 NCAA pole vault champion at Binghamton, tied for eighth in the finals with a height of 17-8 1/4. The top three finishers in the event qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team.

former Elmira Notre Dame standout Molly Huddle did make the US team, finishing 2nd in the women's 5K.

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