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Jeremy Campbell Garners Paralympic Athlete of the Month Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Paralympic track & field athletes Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and Jeremy Campbell (Perryton, Texas) garnered Athlete of the Month honors, while the men's eight rowing team was named Team of the Month for May, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Over the course of three events - including a world cup and the Swiss Series of Wheelchair Racing -McFadden went undefeated in nine races. She set a new American record in the 100-meter race and led an American sweep in the 400-meter world cup event. In the events, ranging from 100- to 1500-meter competitions, McFadden defeated some of the top female wheelchair athletes in the world.

June 15, 2012
USOC

Steve Gregory Bolts into Camp

FOXBORO — Steve Gregory became a starting strong safety in the NFL by practicing against one of the league’s elite quarterbacks. The free agent signee expanded on a learning curve that began on the other side of the continent during the second day of Patriots [team stats] minicamp yesterday. Gregory spent the past six seasons with the San Diego Chargers, the past two as a starter. He spent hours of practice time defending against dynamic Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. That exercise in defensive game-planning prepared Gregory to face the Patriots’ Tom Brady [stats] and many of the NFL’s other top quarterbacks.

June 14, 2012
Rich Thompson

Sports Illustrated: Faster Higher Stronger

Greer, however, threw only 241 feet in 1999, 20 feet less than before his injury; it took him another full season to reach his presurgery distance. "A guy like Trey, an Olympic-level athlete, he's never babied himself in his life," says Greer. "When the time comes, he's going to let it go." That time will be postponed as long as possible. "I hope it's in London," says Sategna. The goal is for Hardee to make the U.S. team primarily on the strength of his other nine events and not have to throw the javelin all out at the trials. U.S. track Olympians must qualify at the trials. Sategna says Hardee has recently thrown the javelin more than 165 feet with a short approach, which would be plenty sufficient to earn a spot in the top three. But qualifying is a particularly chancy proposition in the decathlon, with so many events in which things can go wrong. "Odds are, something will happen to one of them," says Sategna of the three favorites. "It's a shame, but that's the way we do it."

June 14, 2012
TIM LAYDEN

Jeremy Campbell Breaks Own World Record

The 13th University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games came and went with a flurry of smiles, and two world records.
Jeremy Campbell broke his world record for discus in his classification after throwing 63.46 meters Saturday at Edmond North High School. His previous record was 62.3 meters, which he also set that same day. Campbell, a below the knee amputee, is a resident athlete at UCO and is originally from Perryville, Texas. He already has two gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

June 12, 2012
Thad Ayers

6 Newcomers Who Will Play Biggest Roles for the New England Patriots

Steve Gregory has played significant time for the Chargers over the past three seasons, playing 40 games and starting 28 in that span. He played 81.4 percent of the defensive snaps last season, and has the versatility to play both safety spots as well as line up as a nickel defensive back. The New England Patriots fielded six different starting safeties in 2011, and took measures this offseason to bring some stability to the position.

June 8, 2012
Eric Frenz

Paralympian to Apollo Middle students: Say 'no' to underage drinking

The laughter and cheers of more than 400 students echoed across the auditorium of Apollo Middle School on Monday during a "Say-'No'-to-Underage-Drinking" presentation, complete with a motivational speech by a champion paralympic swimmer. Mallory Weggemann, 23, of Eagan, Minn., is a member of the U.S. Paralympics National Team. Complications from an epidural injection she received to help treat back pain in 2008 left her paralyzed from the waist down, she said. Today, she's a competitive swimmer who has broken world records and won gold medals.

June 5, 2012
Juan Ortega, Sun Sentinel

Idowu Falls Short as Triple Jump Rivals Taylor and Clare Lead Way in Eugene

Phillips Idowu could finish only third in the triple jump behind Olympics rivals Christian Taylor and Will Clare at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon. Briton Idowu, who won silver at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, was on an upward trend with jumps of 16.43 metres and 17.05m before fouling his third attempt. First place went to Taylor, who sent out a warning shot ahead of the London Games with a world-leading jump of 17.62. Clare was second, 14cm back on his compatriot. Wilson Kiprop claimed the men's 10,000m, an event which was given over to the Kenyan Olympic trials, in a world-best time of 27 minutes 1.98 seconds.

June 4, 2012
Sportsmail Reporter

Triple Jump and Shot Put rivalries to continue in Oslo - Samsung Diamond League

Oslo, Norway – High powered rivalries in the men’s Triple Jump and Shot Put will be in full gear at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo on 7 June, the fifth stop on the Samsung Diamond League circuit. In the Triple Jump, the rivalry between British veteran Phillips Idowu and rising young American star Christian Taylor commenced in London late last season and extended to the World Championships in Daegu.

May 29, 2012

Jeremy Campbell sets world record in discus F44/42

MANCHESTER, England — After Tuesday’s (22 May) Athletics portion of the BT Paralympic World Cup, Great Britain sits atop the standings with 40 points, followed by the Americas (30), Rest of the World (20) and Europe (10). The British delegation was led by sprinter Graeme Ballard, who became a crowd favourite during the first race of the day when he set a new world record in the 100m T36 sprint with a time of 11.98. He then later won the 200m with a mark of 25.12. “My priority today was to run my race and the best I could,” Ballard said, more than satisfied with his results. The men’s discus F44/42 competition also stole some of the spotlight, as USA’s Jeremy Campbell threw a new world record distance of 62.18m en route to defeating British favourite Dan Greaves, who is still aiming to crack the 60m mark in a competition.

May 22, 2012
International Paralympic Committee

Molding Clay into Gold

APU alumnus Bryan Clay heads to London this summer with one goal: to become the first decathlete in Olympic history to medal three times. The 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500 meters. These may sound like the events of an entire track meet for some but not for the world’s greatest athlete. These factors encompass the lineup for a single track and field event, the Decathlon. No decathlete in Olympic history has medaled three times in the grueling two-day event. At this year’s Olympic Games in London, he has the opportunity to cement his name in Olympic lore by taking home another medal. “It would be a huge honor for me because I grew up watching the people before me try to do it,” said Bryan Clay, Azusa Pacific University alumnus. “Some of the greats have tried and haven’t been able to so for me, if I could do it, that would be huge.” At 32 years old, reigning decathlon champion Bryan Clay, currently has two medals to his name. In 2004 he took home the silver medal in the Athens Olympic Games. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Clay won the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” by placing first in the decathlon.

May 14, 2012

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