Camryn Rogers’ victory in the hammer throw at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships has thrust her into rare territory.
Track and Field News, in its most recent online form chart, predicts that the Cal sophomore will win the event at the NCAA Championships, set for June 5-8 at Austin, Texas. Below are T&FN's hammer throw predictions:
Rogers set three personal bests — and three Cal school records — last Sunday to win the Pac-12 title in a competition featuring the three top-ranked collegiate throwers in the country.
Her throw of 69.79 meters was reported at the Pac-12 meet as 228 feet, 11 inches. But the track and field statistics website TFRRS is converting that to an even 229-0.
To qualify for the NCAA meet, Rogers must advance as a top-12 finisher at the West Regional meet, which begins a week from Thursday at Sacramento.
UCLA’s Alyssa Wilson is picked to finish second at the NCAA meet, according to Track and Field News, while Arizona State’s Beatrice Llano is projected fifth. They were second and third, respectively, behind Rogers at the Pac-12 meet.
T&FN picks Cal junior Tuomas Kaukolahti, the two-time Pac-12 champ, to place fifth in the men’s triple jump.