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Barry qualifies for high jump finals at Rio Olympics

Aug 14, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Trevor Barry (BAH) during the men's high jump qualifying in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports 1 / 2
Aug 14, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Trevor Barry (BAH) during the men's high jump qualifying in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports 2 / 2

Trevor Barry, a Dickinson State University graduate, advanced to the finals of the high jump at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Barry, who lives in Fargo and competes for the Bahamas, was one of 11 jumpers who hit 2.29 meters (7 feet, 6 inches) to qualify for the finals. Fifteen men qualified for Tuesday's finals.

Barry missed twice at 2.29 meters before completing the height. He finished in 10th in the qualifying round. 

The mark was 1 1/4 inches off Barry's career best jump of 2.32 meters set in 2012.  

Barry is one of two DSU alumni competing at the Olympics. His Bahamian countryman Adrian Griffith failed to qualify while competing in the 100 meters heats on Saturday.

Barry competes in the finals at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch the track and field livestream nbcolympics.com.

Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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