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Former Chant Amber Campbell Wins US Championship

Amber Campbell won her first USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a mark of 234-8 in the hammer.

Amber Campbell won her first USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a mark of 234-8 in the hammer.

Amber Campbell won her first USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a mark of 234-8 in the hammer.

June 26, 2010

Des Moines, Iowa - Five-time Coastal Carolina All-American and current Chanticleer volunteer assistant coach Amber Campbell won her first USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a mark of 234-8 in the hammer.

Campbell, a four-time USA Indoor Champion and world #1 in the weight throw, came out early with an impressive throw of 231-9, followed by a throw of 233-9. For Campbell, the third time was the charm as her throw of 234-8 held up for the title, beating second place (Jessica Cosby) by nearly a foot.

Also on Saturday, two-time Big South Outdoor Track Most Outstanding Performer Ikeiylah Brown advance to Sunday's senifinal in the 200 without having to run in the first round due to a number of scratches in the event The semifinals and final for the 200 are set for Sunday (June 27) at 12:15 pm and 2:30 pm (CT), respectively.

Women Hammer Throw Senior/Open
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       World: W 78.30m  6/6/2010    Anita Wlodarczyk, POL
    American: A 73.87m  6/25/2005   Erin Gilreath, NYAC
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals
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Finals
  1 Amber Campbell               Mjolnir Thro            71.52m     234-08
      70.65m  71.24m  71.52m  FOUL  68.43m  69.96m
  2 Jessica Cosby                Nike                    71.24m     233-09
      67.78m  FOUL  FOUL  71.24m  FOUL  68.31m
  3 Britney Henry                unattached              69.57m     228-03
      65.70m  64.33m  FOUL  69.57m  65.28m  FOUL
  4 Stevi Large                  unattached              66.61m     218-06
      FOUL  65.95m  66.61m  65.78m  66.08m  65.51m
  5 Kelly Godsey                 unattached              63.51m     208-04
      63.51m  58.60m  60.66m  60.37m  FOUL  62.61m
  6 Kristin Smith                Kentucky                63.41m     208-00
      60.28m  60.39m  62.14m  63.41m  FOUL  FOUL
  7 Jeneva McCall                Southern Ill            63.06m     206-11
      63.06m  62.34m  60.41m  FOUL  FOUL  60.03m
  8 Amanda Bingson               Nevada-Las Vegas        63.03m     206-09
      62.75m  63.03m  FOUL  FOUL  60.50m  FOUL
  9 Shelby Ashe                  Throw 1 Deep            61.77m     202-08
      61.77m  FOUL  FOUL
 10 Loree Smith                  NYAC                    61.62m     202-02
      FOUL  61.62m  60.04m
 11 Caressa Sims                 unattached              61.04m     200-03
      FOUL  61.04m  60.01m
 12 Loren Groves                 unattached              60.58m     198-09
      60.58m  FOUL  FOUL
 13 Kristal Yush                 NYAC                    59.98m     196-09
      59.98m  FOUL  FOUL
 14 Amy Haapanen                 unattached              59.91m     196-07
      57.18m  FOUL  59.91m
 15 Erin Gilreath                NYAC                    52.96m     173-09
      52.96m  PASS  PASS
 -- Elisha Hunt                  unattached                FOUL
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL