Cal junior Camryn Rogers has once again swept the competition away. On June 10, she earned first place in the women’s hammer throw at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Seeing as she had already hit the Olympic standard, there were high expectations for Rogers heading into the meet. On top of that, she was the reigning NCAA hammer throw champion from 2019 and had placed first in the hammer throw at both the Pac-12 championships and the NCAA West Regionals — two of the biggest meets of the season with some of the toughest competition from around the country.
The NCAA championships were a perfect example of Rogers’ consistency, as all five of her fair throws would have landed her in first place. Her top mark of 75.52 meters was a significant improvement on her already incredible personal record of 73.09 meters going into Thursday’s contest and was a new collegiate record.
Rogers is now fourth in the world for the hammer throw. She has proven herself to be unstoppable and will continue her reign at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Mia Horne covers track and field and cross country. Contact her at [email protected].