EUGENE, Ore. — South Dakota alumnus Chris Nilsen captured the silver medal in the pole vault at the 2022 World Athletics Track & Field Championships on Sunday evening, July 24, inside Hayward Field.

Nilsen, a 2020 graduate of the University of South Dakota, garners his third world championship medal within the last 12 months. He took home the silver medal at the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics last August, bronze at the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Serbia and now silver on American soil at the 2022 World Outdoor Championships.

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