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Published June 25, 2012, 10:27 PM

Former Bison qualifies for the Olympics

(WDAY TV) - After scoring the top jump in the qualifying round, former Bison Amanda Tieschaffer, now Smock, entered as tonight's favorite to land a spot on team USA.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

After scoring the top jump in the qualifying round, former Bison Amanda Tieschaffer, now Smock, entered as tonight's favorite to land a spot on team USA.

The former NDSU all-American needed to finish in the top three to move onto London.

That was no problem, as Smock out jumped the rest of the field, with a winning leap of 45 feet 9 inches on her first jump, 4 and a half inches better than her nearest competitor. She becomes the fifth former NDSU athlete to qualify for the Olympics, the first since 1992.

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