Senior hammer thrower places fourth in Pan American Games

By Marissa Novel, @MarissaNovelDE

Representing Team USA, senior DeAnna Price finished fourth in the hammer throw at the 2015 Pan American Games. 

Price, the 2015 NCAA Outdoor hammer champion, was one of two Americans among nine who competed at the international competition. Her final throw reached 68.84 meters.

Team USA took two out of the top four spots in the hammer throw event, with Amber Campbell claiming the silver medal.


Price is the third-best individual hammer thrower in NCAA history, throwing 72.30 at the USA Championships. At the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships, SIU finished 12th as a team with the help of Price.

By finishing second in the event at the USA Championships, Price automatically qualified to represent the U.S. at the NACAC Championships Aug. 7 to Aug. 9 and 2015 World Championships Aug. 22 to Aug. 30.