posted 03/29/14 at 3:44am
on Looking ahead to the Sweet 16
Campbell graduated from Coastal Carolina University. During her collegiate years, she took home five All-American awards in the hammer and weight throw. She won the 16 Big South titles and set school recoreds in the weight, indoor and outdoor shot put, discus and hammer throw. She was Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Year for three years during her time at Coastal Carolina. In 2002/2003 she was named the Big South's Female Athlete of the Year.
In 2007, she won a indoor U.S. national title in the hammer throw. At the 2004 Olympic Trials, she took fourth place, just missing a spot on the Olympic team. Her finish at the USA Outdoor Championship in 2005 earned her a spot on the U.S. team headed to the World Championships. There, she finished 18th. At the 2005 indoor championships, she defended her title, taking home a second USA national title.
Her hard work paid off in 2008. She qualified for the Olympic Games, where she placed 21st in the prelims, the highest finish by a U.S. hammer thrower at the Games. At the 2012 Olympic Trials, Campbell place first, earning her another spot on Team USA.
Campbell is an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University. She also volunteers for the Chanticleer program and is an active personal trainer. She is sponsored by Nike.