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Canadian Camryn Rogers breaks NCAA record and wins gold in hammer throw

Canadian Camryn Rogers breaks NCAA record and wins gold in hammer throw

Canadian Camryn Rogers broke the US college record by winning her second NCAA hammer throw title on Thursday.

The 22-year-old from Richmond, BC, threw 75.52 meters – the fourth longest throw in the world this year – to win gold.

The University of California junior broke the previous NCAA record of 73.32 with her first pitch of 74.97. She then crushed him again with a 75.52-meter bomb on the last throw of the competition.

Rogers is a virtual lock to be named to Canada’s Olympic team for Tokyo, as she has already reached Tokyo Olympic standard and has Canada’s best throw this season.

She will not compete in the Canadian Trials later this month in Montreal. Athletics Canada has said that due to the 14-day quarantine rules for those returning to Canada, athletes do not need to participate in trials to be named to the team.

Rogers won the 2019 NCAA title. Last year’s NCAA outdoor season was canceled due to COVID-19.

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