Conor McCullough ’09 Invited to Rio Olympic Games

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Conor McCullough ’09, Rudy Winkler, and Kibwe Johnson at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field on July 7, 2016. Photo: USA Track and Field

Chaminade alumnus, Conor McCullough finished in the top three of the hammer throwing competition of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field and has been invited to the U.S. Olympic Team. McCullough threw 74.16 meters for a third place finish during the trials in Eugene, Oregon.

After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory in 2009, he first attended Princeton University, and later transferred to USC. In 2015, McCullough won the NCAA outdoor championship. He won a gold medal in the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships, as well as a silver medal in the 2008 competition.

Hammer throwing is a family tradition for McCullough – his father, Conor McCullough, Sr. competed in the Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988 Olympic Games for Ireland.

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