AUSTIN, Texas — North Dakota State senior Payton Otterdahl took fourth place in the men's shot put at the NCAA Division I Outdoor track and field championships Wednesday.

Otterdahl's best effort was 65 feet, 3 1/4 inches. Texas sophomore Adrian Piperi took first place with a 69-3 1/4.

Otterdahl earned the highest finish for a Bison men's athlete at a Division I outdoor meet. He was a national champion in the men's shot put and weight throw at the Division I indoor meet in March in Birmingham, Ala.

Otterdahl earned first-team, All-America honors, entering the meet ranked second in the men's shot put for the outdoor season.

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Bison freshman Kristoffer Thomsen took 15th place in the men's shot put to earn second-team, All-America honors with a 62-1/4.

NDSU sophomore Alex Talley, a West Fargo High School graduate, took 19th place in the shot put (60-8) and 22nd in the men's hammer throw (214-9) to earn honorable mention All-America status in both events.

Bison freshman Brendan Artley was 24th in the javelin (195-5) for honorable mention All-America honors.

Otterdahl is slated to compete in the men's discus Friday night. He has a No. 3 national ranking in that event.