Former UNLV hammer thrower Bingson places 10th in world championships in Moscow

Las Vegas native Amanda Bingson finished 10th in the women’s hammer throw at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Friday.

On her second attempt, Bingson threw 238 feet or 72.56 meters. She fouled on her other two throws. The former Silverado High and UNLV star holds the American record at 248 feet 5 inches or 75.73 meters, which she set earlier this year in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tatyana Lysenko of Russia won the gold Friday with a toss of 258 feet 6 inches or 78.80 meters. Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland was second and Wenxiu Zhang of China was third.

Jeneva McCall of the U.S. placed ninth with a toss of 238 feet 4 inches or 72.65 meters.