Butler County's great daily newspaper

Campbell earns huge honor in last event

June 19, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

Advertisement | Advertise Here
Recent Moniteau graduate, Cambrie Campbell, placed sixth at the New Balance National Outdoor meet in the javelin Friday. Her effort also earned her All-American honors.

CHERRY TWP — Cambrie Campbell is a veteran when it comes to the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet.

She made her third trip to Greensboro, N.C., over the weekend to compete in the javelin.

This time, though, was different.

Campbell, who recently graduated from Moniteau High School, hurled the javelin 130 feet, 6 inches to place sixth in the Championship division at the New Balance meet and earn All-American honors.

Her big final high school meet capped a meteoric rise in the event for Campbell, who only began throwing the javelin during her sophomore year.

During her first season throwing the javelin, she placed third at the PIAA Track and Field Championships despite a philosophy of “chuck it and hope.”

Last year, she finished third again, and this season she placed fifth.

Campbell is hoping the javelin takes her to new heights at Youngstown State University.

A full story appears in Tuesday's Eagle.

Share this article:
Mike Kilroy

Mike Kilroy

I joined the Butler Eagle in January of 2000 after spending five years at the Steubenville Herald-Star and Weirton Daily Times, where I did everything from editing the sports section to knocking snow and ice off the Associated Press satellite dish. I graduated from Kent State University in 1994 with a degree in magazine journalism and a minor in skipping class. My honors include a 2007 Associated Press award for feature writing, a 2005 and 2007 Keystone award for column writing and a 2003 Golden Quill award for feature writing. I have a high game of 255 at Wii Bowling.