On June 10, open, elite hammer throw athletes competing in the USATF Pacific Open Track and Field Championships will compete at the same time and venue as the Golden West Invitational hammer throw athletes. The venue for this competition will be at Sacramento State University’s Hornet Field. It will be a great opportunity for our Prep entrants to watch and learn from these hammer throw experts!
Golden West Invitational: “Where Olympic Careers begin!” These 2016 USA Olympic Marathon Team USA members are all past GWI participants.
- Galen Rupp placed 4th in the 2002 GWI 3200m (8:58.11).
- Meb Keflezighi won the mile at the 1994 GWI (4:07.75).
- Amy Cragg (nèe Hastings) placed 7th in the 2002 GWI 3200m (10:38.52).
- Desiree Linden (nèe Davila) placed 7th in the 2000 GWI. 3200m (10:52.1) and was 2nd in the 2001 GWI Mile (4.54.93).
Visit the GWI Olympic Alumni page to view hundreds of GWI Olympians, 1964-2012.