Villanova competed in the Championship of America DMR and several other events at the Penn Relays on April 28, 2017.
Villanova wrapped up competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 25, 2017.
The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
Villanova hosted its final home meet of the season at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Feb. 4, 2017.
2017-18 Indoor: Competed in five meets during the season ... Began his indoor campaign at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he placed 10th in the 500 meters with a time of 1:08.26 and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay which finished seventh with a time of 3:30.25 ... Ran the 400 meters with a time of 51.56 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Doubled up at the Penn 8-Team Select meet, where he produced times of 23.65 in the 200 meters and 51.41 in the 400 meters ... Also ran both events at the Villanova Invitational, where he was clocked in 23.36 and 51.39, respectively ... Recorded a time of 51.42 in the college section of the 400 meters at the Columbia Challenge.
2017 Outdoor: Scored individually in the 400 meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships and ran a leg on the team's 4x400 meter relay which earned All-BIG EAST honors ... Ran the third leg of the relay to help Villanova finish third with a time of 3:16.85 ... Tallied a fifth place finish in the final of the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.20 ... Had also been fifth overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 56.05 ... Registered a personal best mark of 55.78 in the 400 meter hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Competed in the championship section of the hurdles at the Penn Relays and recorded a time of 56.84 ... Anchored the Wildcats entry in the 4x400 relay at the Penn Relays, with the team recording a time of 3:18.88 in the preliminary heats ... Posted times of 56.21 and 56.58 in the hurdles at the Colonial Relays and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, respectively ... Opened the season by running the 400 meters in 50.99 at the Penn Challenge.
2016-17 Indoor: Ran the 400 meter leg of the Wildcats conference champion distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Villanova won the DMR with a time of 10:00.07 ... Also ran the 400 meters individually at the conference meet and recorded a time of 50.42 in the preliminary heats ... Tallied personal best times in the 200 meters and the 500 meters during the season ... Ran the 200 meters in 23.09 at the Villanova Invitational, where he also anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a first place finish with a winning time of 3:15.83 ... Posted a time of 1:08.06 and finished third in the 500 meters in his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the Jack Pyrah meet, with his relay team finishing second in 3:23.28 ... His top time of the season in the 400 meters was 50.81 at the Villanova Open, where he also led off the 4x400 relay in a third place finish (3:19.32) ... Recorded a time of 51.18 in the 400 meters and anchored the 4x400 relay to a fifth place finish (3:18.09) at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Registered times of 23.50 in the 200 meters and 50.99 in the 400 meters at the Gotham Cup ... Ran the 400 meters in 50.97 at the FastTrack National Invitational.
Benet Academy: Earned four varsity letters as a goalkeeper on the soccer team, and three varsity letters in track & field competing in the sprints … As a senior qualified for the state meet in the 400 meters and finished in eighth place … Also was part of his school’s 4x400 meter relay team at the state championships … East Suburban Catholic Conference champion in the 4x400 meter relay as a senior, in addition to finishing as the conference runner-up in both the 400 meters and the 4x100 meter relay … Was the conference champion in the 400 meters as a junior … Two-time all-conference honoree in soccer and was named to the Suburban Life All-Area Soccer Team as a junior … Achieved First Honors status academically all four years … Two-year member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 3/28/98 in Naperville, Ill. … Oldest of three sons of Robert and Denise Bayer … Has two younger brothers, Ethan (18) and Noah (16) … Has a relative, Harry Bayer, who played professional soccer for one year as a striker for the Tampa Bay Rowdies … Became an Eagle Scout … Chose to attend Villanova for its academic reputation and the great campus community … Mechanical Engineering major and Mathematics minor.
200 Meters 23.09 2017 Villanova Invitational
400 Meters 49.75 High School
400 Meter Hurdles 55.78 2017 Larry Ellis Invitational
500 Meters 1:08.06 2016 Jack Pyrah Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Distance Medley Relay 1st 2017 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay 3rd 2017 Outdoor
400 Meter Hurdles 5th 2017 Outdoor