UO's Centrowitz just misses a medal in 1500

UO's Centrowitz just misses a medal in 1500

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EUGENE, OR - JUNE 29: Matthew Centrowitz competes in the Men's 1500 Meter semi-finals on day 8 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 29, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by KGW.com Staff and NBC

kgw.com

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 7 at 7:07 PM

LONDON - In the men's 1500 Tuesday, Leo Manzano, all 5’5’’, 122, took silver behind winner Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria (3:34.08) for gold.

His teammate, Matt Centrowitz, former University of Oregon runner came in fourth.

“Wow. Definitely a hard one 2 swallow,” (sic) he Tweeted. “Did everything I could & just came up short. Been a few years since I’ve cried but couldn't help it lol.”

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