Wayne native and Wayne State All-American Carly Fehringer finished 17th overall in the women's hammer throw during competition Wednesday in the U.S. Olympic Trials at Eugene, Ore.
Fehringer, throwing as a representative of Team Nebraska, got her only mark of the preliminaries off on her second throw with a toss of 62.44 meters (204 feet, 10 inches). She fouled on her first and third throws in the preliminary rounds.
The top nine advanced to the finals, with 66.35 meters (217-8) being the low mark among the finalists. The three throwers who qualified for the Olympics later this summer in Brazil were Amber Campbell (74.03 meters, 242-10), Gwen Berry (73.09, 239-9) and Deanna Price (73.09, 239-9).
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