Aug. 24, 2009
BERLIN, Germany – Former Coastal Carolina University women’s track and field All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Amber Campbell finished 11th in the hammer throw in the finals of the 12th IAAF World Championships on Saturday in Berlin, Germany.
She opened with a 64.62 -meter throw and improved to 70.08 -meter throw on her second attempt, good for 11th in the world. It was the first time she has advanced to the finals in a major international competition. On Thursday, Aug. 19, a 70.54 -meter throw to put her through to the final round.
Campbell 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 67.86 meters. She was the top American finisher in her event. She also is the current three-time defending national champion in the indoor weight throw.
Campbell was a five-time NCAA All-American and 16-time Big South Champion, holds the Coastal Carolina school records in the weight, indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, discus, and the hammer throws. 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.