SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A former University of South Dakota standout will be heading home with an Olympic medal.
University of South Dakota graduate Chris Nilsen has won a silver medal in the pole vault at the Tokyo Olympics.
According to the University of South Dakota Track and Field Twitter account, Nilsen competed with a new personal best height of 19-7 (5.97m).
Nilsen is the fourth Olympian in USD’s records.
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