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…
To win a gold or silver medal at the London Olympics, Jill Camarena-Williams needed to throw the shot put 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…
LONDON - For the first time before a big meet, Jenn Suhr heard a positive message from her husband, Rick, who's also her coach.
Two athletes with Southern Arizona ties faltered overnight in the preliminaries of the women's shot put in London.
Jill Camarena-Williams, a UA volunteer assistant coach, won the shot put with a throw of 62 feet 10 1/2 inches, nearly 2 feet better than anyone else.
EUGENE, Ore. - Arizona Wildcats volunteer assistant coach Jill Camarena-Williams placed first Friday in the the women's shot put final at the U.S. Olympic trials, and senior Georganne Moline advanced to the final of the 400-meter hurdles.
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.
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.
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.