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

2012-08-06T11:28:00Z 2012-11-30T13:45:25Z UA's two shot putters don't make Olympic finalArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 06, 2012 11:28 am  • 

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

Tucsonan Jill Camarena-Williams, the U.S. champion, placed eighth in her preliminary flight. Camarena-Williams threw 59 feet 8 inches. The Tucson-trained athlete and a UA volunteer track and field coach is suffering from a back injury.

UA thrower Julie Labonté, the Canadian champion, placed 11th in her preliminary flight with a throw of 57-3.

Read about Olympians with Southern Arizona ties in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.

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