Bingson Nominated For Three Fan's Choice Awards|
Nov. 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Former UNLV track & field standout Amanda Bingson is a finalist for three USA Track & Field Fan's Choice Awards. Bingson, who broke the American record twice in the hammer throw at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships en route to a national title, is up for the "Field Performance of the Year," "Breakthrough Athlete of the Year," and "Best Record Breaking Performance."
This past June in Des Moines, Iowa, the Las Vegas native and Silverado High School graduate uncorked her first record-breaking throw of 245-9 (74.92m) before one-upping herself by three feet (248-5/75.73m) on her next toss in Des Moines, Iowa. By virtue of her first-place finish, Bingson earned a spot on her second US national team.
Winners of the Fan's Choice Awards will be announced at the Jessie Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. Voting will remain open until Sunday, Dec. 1.