EUGENE, Ore. — North Dakota State junior Alex Talley placed seventh in the hammer throw at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday evening and broke his own school record in the process.
On Saturday, NDSU alum and volunteer assistant coach Riley Dolezal advanced to the finals of the men’s javelin, which will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 21.
Former North Dakota State NCAA champion thrower and volunteer assistant coach Payton Otterdahl earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team with a third-place finish in the shot put at Friday's trials.
Talley was the top collegiate finisher in the competition, taking seventh behind six professionals with a throw of 236- feet, 8-inches on his first of six attempts. That broke his previous record of 233-1 set earlier this season.
Talley earned three first-team All-America honors this season, placing third at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put and sixth in the weight throw, and sixth in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.