Campbell brings home the bronze from Pan Am Games

Coastal Carolina track-and-field alumnus and Grand Strand resident Amber Campbell captured the bronze medal for the United States in the hammer throw at the Pan American Games on Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Campbell, a five-time All-American while wearing the Chanticleer uniform, finished with a final distance of 69.93 meters (229-5).

Yipsi Moreno of Cuba won the event with a distance of 75.62 (248-1) ,followed Sultana Frizell of Canada with a throw of 70.11 (230-0).

The 2004 graduate represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 21st in the hammer competition, and is expected to represent the U. S. at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Campbell continues to serve as a volunteer assistant track & field coach at Coastal and annually hosts the Amber  Campbell Hammer Throw Invitational each March in conjunction with the CCU/Shamrock Track & Field Invitational.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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