SOUTHBURY — Michaela Meyer, a former Pomperaug track team star, is now one of the top women runners in the country.

Recently, Meyer placed fourth in the 800-meter U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. She missed finishing third by just 0.16 of a second with her time of 1:58.55, a personal best.

Meyer will continue training for the Japan Olympics, in case any of the three women ahead of her are unable to make the trip or become injured.

A senior at the University of Virginia, Meyer is one of only five collegiate runners to break the two-minute mark. 

She is not at this time represented by any shoe companies of professional running clubs, as all the other top women runners are.

Meyer is going to remain a collegian for one more season because she wants to be on the Virginia cross country team in the fall.

A fine student, she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Whether Meyer make the Olympics this year or not, she is looking forward to the 2024 Olympics that will take place in Paris.

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