Camryn Rogers three-peats as NCAA champion by again setting a new collegiate hammer throw record
Rogers now own the top-11 collegiate women's hammer throws in history
Camryn Rogers wrapped up her collegiate competitive career on Thursday afternoon with three straight NCAA Outdoor Women’s Hammer Throw titles. The Canadian “Calympian” broke her own collegiate record, which she first set exactly a year ago at the NCAA Championships. Rogers has since surpassed that mark 10 additional times.
Before Rogers, the old NCAA record was 73.32m. In winning the 2021 NCAA title, Rogers set a new record with a throw of 75.52m. Rogers bested that mark a number of times in 2022. Prior to this week, her personal record, as well as the collegiate record, was 76.46m from the NCAA West Prelim which qualified her for the national championship.
With her national title already wrapped up by her second throw, Rogers rewrote the record book again with her 5th throw of the day.
Camryn Rogers set a new record with a throw of 77.67m (254-10). The Canadian “Calympian” placed 5th in Tokyo last year at her first Olympic game. A throw of this distance would have won Gold.
Check out the full recap of her day, including an interview at the end. Cal fans will have to excuse the ESPN commentator who said Rogers was from Florida in the beginning of the video. Prior to coming to Cal, Rogers came from British Columbia, Canada.
After the Pac-12 Championships where she also three-peated, Rogers spoke to the Pac-12 Network about getting into graduate school at Cal. It would appear that Camryn Rogers will stay at Cal to study and train but turn professional now that she is done with her undergraduate degree, despite likely still having eligibility due to the special exemption from the NCAA for the pandemic.
Rogers will next return to Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon for the World Championships in a few weeks. With the way she continues to rewrite her personal record (PR) and the next Olympic Games a mere two years away, one has got to think Camryn Rogers is a favorite to medal at the Paris 2024 Games.
The improving Rogers is now up to No.9 on the historical world list for women’s hammer throw in history. Who knows what her best lifetime mark may be before her weight tossing career is done.
One could have essentially penciled in Camryn Rogers as the 2022 NCAA champion before the meet. Alyssa Wilson, a graduate student from Texas State, set a new PR but only got a 74.78m distance. Coincidentally, Wilson was the last person to best Rogers in a head-to-head hammer throw event dating back to April 2019 when Wilson was still at UCLA.
Rogers’ first throw of 74.90m already got Wilson’s best mark (on her 2nd throw) covered. Rogers’ second throw of 75.11m stood as the best of the day until her historic 5th throw (out of 6 tries).
Teammate Anna Purchase also got on the podium with a 7th place finish. The junior from England may be slightly bummed about being the top finisher to not set a new PR. Purchase’s 2nd throw of 69.34m was her best result.
There are two more days to the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Other Cal Bears, led by freshman Mykolas Alekna in men’s discus, will look to join Rogers as NCAA champions.
THROW ON YOU BEARS!