Canada’s Camryn Rogers sets Record in Hammer Throw

Camryn Rogers

Canadian hammer thrower Camryn Rogers set a Diamond League record on Saturday with a 77.76-meter throw at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. The reigning world champion finished ahead of American competitors DeAnna Price and Brooke Andersen. Price secured second place with a throw of 76.74 meters, while Andersen took third with a toss of 76.34 meters.

This competition marks Rogers’s third of the season. She previously placed third at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix, where she set her Canadian record and 2023 season best of 78.62 meters.

Beatrice Chebet

Rogers achieved the 74.00-meter entry standard for this summer’s Paris Olympics shortly after the July 1, 2023, qualifying window opened, with a winning throw of 76.95 meters at the Edmonton Athletics Invitational. She capped a nine-win season across 12 events with a world championship gold in Budapest, Hungary, defeating Janee’ Kassanavoid and fellow American DeAnna Price.

In other action, Saskatoon’s Anicka Newell placed fifth in the women’s pole vault. Peruth Chemutai won the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final, with Vancouver’s Regan Yee finishing 14th.

Beatrice Chebet of Kenya set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic, finishing in 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds. Chebet surpassed the previous record of 29:01.03 set by Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey at FBK Stadium in the Netherlands on June 8, 2021.

Chebet finished ahead of Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay, who completed the race in 29:05.92. This was Chebet’s first 10,000-meter race since 2020 in Nairobi. The 24-year-old won the silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 2022 world championships at Hayward Field and bronze in the same event at the 2023 world championships in Budapest. Her finish at the Prefontaine Classic qualified her for her first Olympics this summer in Paris, where she hopes to compete in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.