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.
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.
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.