Camryn Rogers sets new NCAA record en route to a repeat as Women's Hammer National Champion

Rogers broke the NCAA record on her first throw, then set a new record later on her last throw

When we look back on this day (June 10) a couple of months from now, it is very possible that we may say that Cal junior Camryn Rogers was just getting started.

Rogers repeated as the NCAA Champion on women’s hammer throw on Thursday afternoon, while twice rewrote the NCAA record book along the way. She joined Cal Women’s Gymnastics’ Maya Bordas and a sleuth of Cal swimmers as a Cal’s 2020-21 National Champion.

As the favorite of this event, Rogers took down the previous NCAA record of 74.53m with a throw of 74.97m (245-11) on her first attempt.

After a foul on her round 2 throw, Rogers put up the 2nd (73.55m), 3rd (73.33m), and 4th (72.25m) best throws of this championships until the following throw on her final attempt.

Yes, Camryn Rogers broke her own hour-old NCAA record by recording a throw that traveled 75.52m (247-9). This was the 4th best throw in the world this year and puts Rogers as a real contender to potentially win an Olympic medal in Tokyo.

For this NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, Rogers’ best throw was more than 4.2 meters better than the runner-up, Ole Miss’s Shey Taiwo who got 71.27m (233-10) on her best throw of the six today.

Of course, the next step for Rogers would be to qualify for the Olympic games via a good showing at the Canadian Track and Field Trials on June 25-27 from Montreal.