Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Britney (The Hammer) Henry at Mt. SAC 2012

Britney (the Hammer) Henry vs. the best international women hammer throwers at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, April 21st, 2012.

The Britney Henry Project photographers, Graham Smith, Mark Matcho and Teresa Heath covered this field event, as the Olympic hopefuls powered their throws towards (and beyond) the Olympic A Standard qualifying distance of 71.5 meters! 

The Mt. SAC Relays are early in the Olympic season and the competition is already fierce.  Third place winner, Sophie Hitchon threw her hammer 70.47 meters, setting a new national record for Great Britain! Just wait until "Hammer Time" comes and these intense elite athletes compete for a spot in the big show.

There are less than 100 days until the Olympics.

The Olympic trials are on June 21st, 2012 in Beaverton, Oregon.

1. Amber Campbell               Nike-Mjolnir            71.57m     234-10      68.10m  FOUL  69.56m  71.57m  70.63m  FOUL                        

2. Jessica Cosby                     Nike                          71.29m     233-11      69.73m  67.48m  FOUL  69.15m  71.29m  FOUL                        

3. Sophie Hitchon                 Great Britain             70.47m     231-02      68.33m  69.48m  68.70m  69.50m  70.47m  69.88m                    

4. Britney Henry                  ASTF                          70.04m     229-09      66.44m  69.01m  70.04m  FOUL  69.43m  FOUL      

Photos: Graham Smith © 2012

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