Amber Campbell

Posted in: Track & Field
Apr 19, 2000 - 7:10:39 AM


Full Name: Amber Campbell
June 5, 1981 in Indianapolis, IN
Event: Hammer Throw

Height: 5-7

Weight: 200

PRs: HT - 71.94m/236-0 (2010); WT - 24.70m/81-0.5 (2010)
Current Residence: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

High School: Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) HS '99

College: Costal Carolina (SC) '04

Coach: Dr. David Vandergriff

Agent: John Nubani

Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Three-time USA Outdoors runner-up ('05, '08, '09); Five-time USA Indoor champion ('07-'11); two-time USA Indoors runner-up (’05 & ’06); 3rd at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials; five-time NCAA All-American; 2010 Indoor Visa champion

Campbell continued her indoor dominance of in the women's 20-lb. weight throw at the 2011 USA Visa Indoor Championships winning her fifth USA Indoor title in a row.  At the 2010 USA Indoor Championships Campbell ended up with the women's Visa Championship Series title with her first throw, which sailed to 24.70 meters/81 feet 0.50 inch, which is the third-farthest throw ever in history and gave her a fourth consecutive U.S. Indoor title. Campbell was awarded her winner's bonus of $30,000 from Visa. Campbell qualified for her first Olympic team with her runner-up performance at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials...was a member of the 2005 World Outdoor Championships team…She competed for the Lady Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina University from 2000-04, becoming a five-time NCAA All-American in the hammer and weight throw. She also won 16 individual Big South Conference titles in the indoor weight throw and shot put, and outdoor shot put, hammer throw and discus…was named the Big South Women’s Track Athlete of the Year her last three years…enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2004 finishing third at USA Indoors in the weight throw with a new collegiate record mark of 22.24m/72-11.75, and finished third at the 2004 NCAA Championships in the hammer throw. Campbell is in her fifth year as a volunteer assistant coach for throwers at Coastal Carolina after finishing her career as one of the most distinguished athletes of all-time…wants to establish a local mentorship program targeting young overweight girls that would focus not only on their physical development, but also on the emotional growth of each girl.

2010: USA Outdoor champion (71.52m/234-8)…USA Indoor champion (24.70m/81-0.5)...4th at Pre Classic (70.21m/230-4)…1st at Mt. SAC Relays (71.04m/233-1)…7th at Daegu (69.01m/226-5)…1st at California Relays (71.94m/236-0PR)…ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 71.94m/236-0.

2009: 11th at World Outdoors (70.08m/229-11)...USA Outdoor runner-up (68.92m/226-1)...USA Indoor champion (24.43m/80-2)…1st at VT Invite (23.73m/77-10.25)...2nd at Mt. SAC (70.61m/231-8) of 70.61m/231-8.

2008: Olympic Trials runner-up (69.24m/227-02)...9th in Group B qualifying at Olympic Games (67.86m/222-8)...USA Indoor champion (23.23m/76-2.25)...1st at Mt. SAC (70.19m/230-3)...ranked #3 in the U.S. by T& of 70.19m/230-3.

2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (68.07m/223-4)...USA Indoor champion (24.54m/80-6.25)...1st at Provo (70.33m/230-9)...1st at Penn Relays (68.76m/225-7)...ranked #4 in the U.S. by T& of 70.33m/230-9.

2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (67.52m/221-6)…USA Indoor champs WT runner-up (22.66m/74-4.25)…3rd in Penn Relays (67.19m/220-5)…2nd at Road to Eugene (67.36m/221-0)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 67.52m/221-6.

2005: 3rd at USA Outdoors (68.95m/226-2)…9th in Group B at World Outdoors (65.48m/214-10)…USA Indoors weight throw runner-up (23.99m/78-8.5i)…3rd at Atlanta (69.44m/227-10PR)…1st at Conway (69.16m/226-11)…1st at Conway (69.13m/226-9)…1st in Charlotte (68.33/224-2)…1st at Lapua (68.23m/223-10)…1st at Johnson City (22.52m/73-10.75i)…1st at Clemson (22.07m/72-5i)…ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 69.44m/227-10.

2004: 3rd at U.S. Olympic Trials (65.98m/216-6)…3rd at the USA Indoors (22.24m/72-11.75)…1st at Gainesville (67.21m/220-6)…best of 67.21m/220-6.

2003: 4th at NCAA Outdoors (64.58m/211-10)…6th at USA Outdoors (64.02m/210-0)…best of 64.58m/211-10.

2002: 9th at NCAA Indoors (19.47m/63-10.5)…best of 19.47m/63-10.5.

2001: 7th at NCAA Outdoors (60.80m/199-6)…7th at NCAA Indoors (19.65m/64-5.75)…best of 60.80m/199-6.