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NDSU's Olin takes fifth at nationals

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DES MOINES, Iowa—North Dakota State senior Alyssa Olin concluded her college career with a fifth-place finish in the javelin at the USA Track & Field Championships on Thursday evening at Drake Stadium.

Olin's top throw of 176 feet, 4 inches came on her second of six attempts. She also had three additional throws that surpassed 168 feet.

Olin improved one spot over her sixth-place finish in the javelin at the USATF Championships in 2017. She is ranked 43rd in the world this year.

American record holder Kara Winger won the event with a throw of 206-3.