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UNLV’s Amanda Bingson finishes 13th in her hammer throw heat at London Olympics

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Sam Morris

UNLV track and field thrower Amanda Bingson swings through the first rotation of her throw during practice Tuesday. Bingson, a sophomore, recently set a new UNLV hammer throw record of 183 feet, 4 inches.

UNLV’s Amanda Bingson finished 13th in her heat of the women’s hammer throw Wednesday morning at the London Olympics.

Bingson threw 67.29 meters, well off the mark needed to advance to the finals. Fellow Americans Amber Campbell (69.93) and Jessica Cosby (69.65) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the other heat. The top four from each heat advanced to the finals.

Bingson, a Las Vegas native who graduated from UNLV in May, threw a personal best 71.78 at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. She would have needed to beat that throw by at least 1.32 meters to advance.

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