Rogers Named To Canadian Olympic Team
California junior track & field hammer throw standout Camryn Rogers has been named to the Canadian Olympic Team for the Tokyo Games, Athletics Canada announced Saturday.
It will be the first Olympics for Rogers after she set the new collegiate record twice on the way to her second straight national title in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships in June.
The Richmond, B.C., native broke her own record with a mark of 75.52 meters (247-9), the fourth-best throw in the world this year at the time, after she opened competition at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 74.97 meters (245-11).
Rogers' top throw was almost 14 feet farther than the second-place finisher and all five fair throws at Hayward Field would have won the NCAA title. She became the first Golden Bear to defend an NCAA track & field championship since Sheila Hudson won two straight triple jump titles in 1987-88.
Rogers now holds the top two, four of the top 10 and five of the top 11 marks all-time in the NCAA women's hammer throw.