EUGENE, Ore. - Riley Dolezal, a Stanley native and former North Dakota State University javelin standout, failed to advance past Saturday's first round of the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Dolezal was one of 24 competitors in the event at Hayward Field. The 26-year-old's throw of 232 feet, 2 inches left him in 17th place and outside the top half of the field, which will compete again on Monday. The top three will make the U.S. team.
Former NDSU All-American Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock recorded the top-qualifying mark in Saturday's triple jump. Smock's second attempt was measured at 45 feet, 3.5 inches, good enough for the early lead. She will compete against 11 others in the finals on Monday.
NDSU senior Leslie Brost will compete today in the pole vault finals and former Bison All-American Laura (Hermanson) Januszewski was eliminated in the 800-meter run qualifying on Friday.
- Daily News Staff