MYRTLE BEACH - Coastal Carolina product Amber Campbell has two Olympic Games under her belt, and no plans of slowing down. This weekend provides for the unique opportunity for her to compete in the hammer throw in her own backyard as CCU hosts the Shamrock Invitational.
Her name is lent to part of the event, as the Amber Campbell Invitational Women's Hammer Throw.
Campbell's first throw of the day was her best, and turned out to measure in at 68.7 meters. She uses the event to warmup for her spring season, which will resume with qualifying in Kansas for the World Championships in April. While she is just starting her new routine for the new season though, the training never really stops.
"I only take a month off a year," Campbell said. "Other than that it's training, traveling, competing, to try and make my other career work too. I'm a personal trainer. I train first thing in the morning, then I go and train people, then I come back and train again, so it's a long day, but it is totally worth it."
The Shamrock Invitational hosts more than 50 schools to the Grand Strand. Various track and field events will run through Saturday.