Campbell sets trials record, makes Olympics in hammer throw


July 7, 2016 7:30AM (UTC)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Amber Campbell qualified for the Olympics in hammer throw after a throw of 242 feet, 10 inches that set the record for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

Joining her will be Gwen Berry and Deanna Price. Berry recently served a three-month doping ban for using a barred asthma medication.

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Rudy Winkler won the men's competition but neither he nor anyone else in the field reached an Olympic qualifying standard.

Hammer throw was held at Hayward Field for the first time — instead of a location outside the stadium — and was the only action going on Wednesday at trials.

The trials resume in full force Thursday, with Justin Gatlin running in 200-meter qualifying along with three women's finals — in shot put, triple jump and steeplechase.


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