Campbell takes gold medal at international track meet

Amber-CampbellMyrtle Beach resident Amber Campbell captured the gold in the hammer throw in Sunday’s finals of the Edmonton International Track Classic in Alberta, Canada.

The former Coastal Carolina All-American who serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Chanticleers, claimed first place in the hammer with a throw of 241 feet, 6 inches – a full 6 feet farther than the toss that earned her a second title in the event at the USA Outdoor Championship in 2013.

Campbell has represented Team USA at three World Outdoor Championships and is two-time Olympian (2008, 2012). Campbell’s mark at the 2012 Olympics is the best ever Olympic performance by an American.

Photo courtesy of USAT&F

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