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.