The Minnesota men's track and field team officially ended its U.S. Olympic trials run Thursday in Eugene, Ore.
Senior Hassan Mead raced in the final of the 5,000-meter run but did not finish high enough to make the Olympics. Mead placed eighth out of 16 runners and crossed the line in 13:30.21. He needed a top-three finish and time of 13:20.00 or lower to travel to London.
Galen Rupp continued his distance dominance after winning the 10,000 meters by also capturing the 5,000 meters at 13:22.67.
Two former women's team runners were in action as well. Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf both competed in the preliminary of the 1,500-meter run. Anderson placed second overall and in her heat at 4:14.23. Kampf, after failing to make the Olympic team in the 800 final, placed sixth in her heat and 23rd overall at 4:17.29. Both were among the 24 of 30 athletes who advanced to Friday's semifinal.
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