Known for raising her game when it matters most, Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club graduate Camryn Rogers did it again Thursday at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore. The University of California-Berkeley junior twice broke the collegiate record to win her second straight NCAA women’s hammer throw title.
Photo by Don Fennell
Olympic-bound Rogers rewrites record book—again
By Don Fennell
Published 2:13 PDT, Fri June 11, 2021
Last Updated: 2:12 PDT, Mon July 5, 2021
Gifted Richmond athlete is back-to-back NCAA hammer throw queen
So what does Camryn Rogers do for an encore now, after winning her second straight NCAA women’s hammer throw title. And in record fashion, to boot?
How about an appearance at the Olympic Games?
That seems all but certain after the 22-year-old Richmond athlete didn’t only break the collegiate record twice Thursday (June 10) in Eugene, Ore. She literally shattered the previous meet best of 73.32 metres, opening with a meet record and eighth-best throw in the world this year with a first throw of 74.97 metres. Then on her final attempt she threw 75.52 metres, moving into the top four among the world’s best.
The Olympic Summer Games, originally scheduled to be held July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020, were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now set to begin July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.