USD alum Chris Nilsen qualifies for second Olympics in pole vault


EUGENE, Oreg. — University of South Dakota alum Chris Nilsen will return to the Olympics in the pole vault.

Nilsen ensured his spot in Paris by tying for second at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials with a mark of 5.87 meters (19 feet, 3 inches) in the pole vault final on Sunday evening at Hayward Field.

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