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Alumnus Amber Campbell Qualifies for World Championships

Campbell threw for a distance of 72.07 meters.

Amber Campbell

Amber Campbell

March 18, 2011

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Coastal Carolina alumnus and Olympian Amber Campbell set a personal record in the outdoor hammer throw with a mark of 236'5" (72.07m) in the Amber Campbell Hammer Throw Invitational held at Myrtle Beach High School's Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in conjunction with the CCU/Shamrock Track & Field Invitational.

Campbell's throw is the tops in the country so far this season and meets the `A' Qualifying Mark for the 2011 World Championships to be held in Daegu, South Korea from August 27 to September 4.

"I am real excited to hit my personal best and the qualifying mark for the world championships today," said Campbell. "To set these marks in an event named after me is quite an honor and very humbling.

"I feel like that was the best series of throws in my career and I am impressed with how everything went. I am equally excited to see what the rest of the season holds for me."

Campbell, a volunteer assistant coach at Coastal Carolina, will spend the rest of the weekend coaching the Chanticleers through the remainder of the CCU/Shamrock Invitational.