March 1, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Former Coastal Carolina women’s track and field All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Amber Campbell took home her fourth consecutive USA Indoor Track & Field Championship in the weight throw, February 28, at the third and final event of the USA Track & Field’s 2010 Indoor Visa Championship Series in Albuquerque, N.M.
“It was an amazing experience,” Campbell said. “I had a great time and I am really just trying to be in the moment and celebrate with my friends and family. It was great to have everyone there cheering me on and do something that has never been done before, being the first woman to win the Visa Championship Series. I am really excited, and I am having a pretty good weekend.”
Campbell opened the meet with a 81’0.5” (24.70m) throw, which is the third-farthest throw ever in history to eventually win her a fourth consecutive U.S. Indoor title. The mark was also a new Championship meet record and ranks her number one in the world in the event.
At the end of the meet, Campbell was also awarded the prestigious Visa Championship Series Outstanding Track and Field Athlete award after leading the event with 1,213 points, one point ahead of sprinter Carmelita Jeter. With the award, Campbell received a $30,000 bonus from Visa.
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.