2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials: Leonel Manzano Makes Fourth Olympics In 1500m

In the 1500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Sunday night, Leonel Manzano burst into an all-out sprint in the middle-distance event toward the end to overtake Matthew Centrowicz to finish in first place, making his fourth Olympic team. Joining Manzano and Centrowicz in London will be Andrew Wheating, who beat the fourth-place finisher, Andrew Bayer, by three-quarters of a minute.

For the women, Morgan Uncey had almost a wire-to-wire victory in the distance run, never letting anyone really challenge her in the last 500 meters or so. Uncey finished in 4:04.59. She was followed closely by Shannon Rowbury, who made the Olympics in Beijing to finish seventh, and Jenny Simpson, the 2011 world champion. Rowbury and Simpson battled tightly for ultimately symbolic position, but Rowbury edged out the second-place finish by .06 seconds.

Stay with our StoryStream for the latest from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field in Eugene as Team USA is decided.

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