Feb. 1, 2010
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former Coastal Carolina University women's track and field All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Amber Campbell dominated the weight throw Saturday, January 29 at the 103rd Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.
Campbell opened the meet with a top mark of 79'4.75" (24.20m), which eventually won the event. She did not stop there as four of her final five throws were at least two meters farther than second-place finisher Erin Gilreath, whose best throw was 70'10.50" (21.60m). Her opening throw set a new meet record, previously held by Gilreath in 2005.
The Millrose Games is part of the Visa Championships that will conclude at the U.S. Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. on February 27, 2010 where Campbell is the current three-time defending national champion in the indoor weight throw.
Recently, Campbell finished 11th in the hammer throw in the finals of the IAAF World Championships in 2009 Berlin, Germany. It was the first time she advanced to the finals in a major international competition.
Campbell also participated for Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics where she placed 21st in the prelims of the hammer throw with a mark of 222'7" (67.86m). She was the top American finisher in the event.
Campbell, a five-time NCAA All-American and 16-time Big South Champion, holds the Coastal Carolina school records in the weight throw, indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, discus and the hammer throw. She graduated as the All-Time American Collegiate record holder in the weight throw and the Co-American Collegiate record holder in the hammer throw.