Olympics track and field: Tucson's Camarena-Williams taking her shot at London

2012-06-26T22:00:00Z 2012-06-26T22:30:33Z Olympics track and field: Tucson's Camarena-Williams taking her shot at LondonBy Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 26, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

The couple had three different wedding receptions in 2009 — one in her Northern California hometown; another in his folks' in Arco, Idaho; and a third in their adopted home of Provo, Utah.

Jill Camarena-Williams wore her wedding dress three different times.

“I think that tells you about our personalities,” her husband, Dustin, said. “We don’t want to miss anybody.”

The Traveling Williams Road Show has already booked two airline tickets to London for the 2012 Olympics.

Dustin, an athletic trainer for the Arizona Wildcats, will serve that role for USA Track and Field at the Games.

Jill, a Stanford and BYU graduate who trains in Tucson and serves as a UA volunteer assistant, still has to earn her invite to the Olympics. The shot put star begins qualifying Thursday at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore.

“I’m not even thinking about winning,” the 30-year-old said. “It’s taking one of those three spots and moving on to London.

“We’ve been training to make it easy going into the trials.”

Though Jill faces a strong field — she is one of five throwers to already qualify for the Olympic “A” Standard — she’s favored to win. The American record-holder, she last year became the first American to ever medal in the event at the World Championships.

She thinks it “shouldn’t be an issue” to throw about 62 feet, which would likely place her on the team.

 

Read this entire story in Wednesday's Arizona Daily Star.

 

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