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Van Beek 16th at Olympic Trials

Amanda Smock's quest to get back to the Olympics is still going. The former North Dakota State standout advanced to the finals in the triple jump at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.

Amanda Smock's quest to get back to the Olympics is still going. The former North Dakota State standout advanced to the finals in the triple jump at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.

She recorded a leap of 44 feet, 1¼ inches to rank 11th in the qualifying round. The top 12 advanced to Thursday night's finals with the top three earning bids to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. Two other former Bison saw their hopes end. Distance runner Maddie Van Beek finished 16th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, missing a spot in the finals but just two places. Former NDSU thrower and current volunteer assistant coach Riley Dolezal finished third in the javelin, but because he didn't reach the Olympic standard only the first-place finisher got a ticket to Rio.

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