Former Chant Amber Campbell Wins US Championship
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 ========================================================================== World: W 78.30m 6/6/2010 Anita Wlodarczyk, POL American: A 73.87m 6/25/2005 Erin Gilreath, NYAC Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== 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