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Amanda Bingson

Amanda Bingson

Event: Hammer Throw
Height: 5-7
Weight: 195
PR: 75.73m/248-5 (2013)
Born: 02/20/1990
Current Residence: San Marcos, Texas
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Silverado H.S. (Las Vegas, Nev.) '08
College: UNLV '12
Coach: Greg Watson
Agent: self
Sponsor: Nike
Club:
USA Championships
2014 USA Outdoor Champion (75.07m/246-3)
2013 USA Outdoor Champion (75.73m/248-5 AR)
2nd at 2012 Olympic Trials (71.78m/ 235-6)

International Championships
1st at 2012 NACAC U23 (71.39m/234-2)

Collegiate Championships
3rd at 2012 NCAA Outdoors (66.96m/219-8)

Awards and Honors
American Record holder(75.73m/248-5 AR)

About Amanda
Bingson claimed her first national title in 2013, winning the USA Outdoor Championship. Her throw of 75.73m/248-5 set a new American record. Bingson had a breakout year in 2012 as she was a surprise qualifier for the Olympic Team after placing second in the U.S. Trials where she set a PR of more than two feet.  Bingson is a relative newcomer to the event, as she had never heard of the hammer throw in 2008, and only picked up the event in 2009. After joining UNLV’s track team as a walk-on, Bingson progressed to win four Mountain West Conference outdoor conference titles. Bingson competed in gymnastics for 13 years before joining her high school track team. While she initially wasn’t interested in the throws, she saw a boy  throwing and decided to give it a try to impress him; that cute boy was Ben Jacobs who played for the Cleveland Browns.  She majored in sports psychology at UNLV. She is known for competing with a flower in her hair.
Results
2014:
 5th at USA Indoors (22.42m/73-6.68); 1st at USA Outdoors (75.07m/246-3); 3rd at Edmonton (73.04m/239-7)
2013: 10th at World Outdoors (72.56m/238-0); 1st at Edmonton (71.57m/234-9); 1st at USA Outdoors (75.73m/248-5 AR); 5th at Chicagoland (71.12m/233-4); 1st at Tucson Elite Classic (72.95m/239-4); 1st at Tecas Relays (72.16m/236-9; 6th at USA Indoors (20.36m/66-9)
2012: 13th in qualifying round at Olympic Games (67.29m/220-9); 1st at NACAC U23 (71.39m/234-2); 2nd at Olympic Trials (71.78m/235-6); 3rd at NCAA Outdoor (66.96m/219-8); 1st at MWC Outdoor (67.94m/222-10); 1st at Texas Relays (66.20m/217-2); 5th at NCAA Indoor (19.97m/65-6.25); 2nd at MWC Indoor (19.86m/65-2)
2011: 14th at USA Outdoor (62.02m/203-5); 4th at NCAA Outdoor (64.36m/211-2); 1st at MWC Outdoor hammer (69.65m/228-6), 1st in discus (46.08m/151-2), 2nd in shot (13.27m/43-6.25); 2nd at MWC Indoor (19.70m/64-7.75)
2010: 8th at USA Outdoor (63.03m/206-9); 1st at MWC Outdoor (64.07m/210-2); 1st at Mt. SAC (58.85m/193-1); 9th at MWC Indoor (16.71m/54-10)
2009: 5th at USA Juniors (51.82m/170-0); 5th at MWC Outdoor (55.19m/181-1)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
Indoor bests -- Weight throw, 22.42m/73-6.68; Outdoor -- Hammer, 75.12m/246-5
2013: Indoor bests -- Weight throw, 20.48/67-2.25 (No. 17 in U.S); Outdoor bests -- Hammer, 75.73/248-5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in in the World, No. 2 in USA by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests – 21.42m/70-3 (No. 8 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 71.78m/235-6 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 30 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests – 19.79m/64-7 (No. 17 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 69.79m/228-11 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 31 in the world, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – 16.71m/54-10; Outdoor bests – 64.07m/210-2 (No. 13 in the USA)
2009: Outdoor bests – 55.19m/181-1
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