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