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BHS Alum Qualifies for Olympic Trial Finals

A former Bolingbrook High School student qualified for the finals of the 2012 Olympic trials in triple jump last week.

A alum qualified for the finals of the 2012 Olympic trials in triple jump last week.  

Troy Doris placed ninth in the preliminary round of the U.S. track and field Olympic team trials Thursday, according to the Daily Iowan

"The ex-Hawkeye hit 16.07 meter in his first jump, then jumped his high 16.42 in the second, followed by a 16.22-meter leap on his third try," the Daily Iowan reported. "His second jump was far enough to place ninth and qualify for the finals."

Doris took eighth in the Olympic trial finals Saturday with a best jump of 16.33 meters, according to USA Track & Field. His personal record was 16.66 meters, set at the Big Ten championships in May, according to the Daily Iowan.  

Reigning IAAF World Champions Christian Taylor (outdoor) and Will Claye (indoor) finished 1-2 in the men's triple jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials, according to The Gainsville Sun

Doris was a two-time junior college national champion at the College of DuPage, where he attended before transferring to the University of Iowa. He took fifth two years in a row in the NCAA championships. 

He graduated from college in May. 

Andrealistic July 02, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Thanks for acting on my news tip. Troy is a fine athlete and deserving of this recognition. Doris was also an Illinois state champion.
SLAG July 02, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Congratulations to Troy. It would be nice if you would have also posted his picture and noted the year he graduated from BHS. It is a joy to read something positive.
Dori July 02, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Yeah! I am so happy for Troy and his whole family, what great athletes and what a great family! They have always made Bolingbrook proud! Congrats and good luck!
Melissa Sersland (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Thank you for sending it to me! What year was he a state champion? I can add it to the story once I get it.

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