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Greg Hansen: Jill Camarena-Williams puts Olympics in rearview mirror

Greg Hansen: Jill Camarena-Williams puts Olympics in rearview mirror

To win a gold or silver medal at the London Olympics, Jill Camarena-Williams needed to throw the shot about 68 feet, nothing less. Even when you are the American- record holder, as Camarena-Williams is, a throw of 68 feet is a life-changing, money-in-your-bank-account, name-in-the-record-boo…

September 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

UA's two shot putters don't make Olympic final

Two athletes with Southern Arizona ties faltered overnight in the preliminaries of the women's shot put in London.

August 06, 2012 11:28 amLoading…
Shot putter, hubby eye London

Shot putter, hubby eye London

Jill Camarena-Williams, a UA volunteer coach, holds the outdoor record (66 feet 2 1/2 inches) and indoor record (66-3 1/4) in women's shot put and became the first U.S. woman to medal at worlds.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Shot putter Jill Camarena-Williams, hubby eye London

Shot putter Jill Camarena-Williams, hubby eye London

The couple had three different wedding receptions in 2009 - in her Northern California hometown, with his folks in Arco, Idaho, and another in their adopted home of Provo, Utah.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Shot putter, hubby eye London

Shot putter, hubby eye London

Shot putter Jill Camarena-Williams, practicing for the U.S. Olympic trials at UA's Rincon Vista facility, says a throw of about 62 feet should be enough to qualify for the London Games. She went to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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