1964 United States Olympic trials (track and field)

1964 United States Olympic track and field trials
DatesSeptember 12–13
Host cityLos Angeles, United States
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1960
1968

The men's 1964 United States Olympic trials for track and field were a two-tiered event. Athletes first met for semi-final Olympic trials in Randalls Island, New York, from July 3 to 4. The final trials were held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, between September 12 and 13. The Colisseum had hosted the Olympics 32 years earlier and would come to host the Olympics a second time 20 years later. The races at Los Angeles were only the finals, selected from the top runners in the semi-final Olympic trials in New York. The 20 kilometer walk trials were held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 5, and the 50 kilometer walk trials were held on September 5 in Seattle, Washington. Two marathon trials were held, the AAU National Championships in Yonkers, New York, on May 24 selected one entrant, while the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City, California, on July 26 selected two. American resident, but Taiwanese citizen C. K. Yang was allowed to participate in the decathlon, but his dominant performance did not displace the American athletes in the trials. The process was organized by the AAU.

The women's Olympic trials were held separately in Downing Stadium on Randalls Island, New York, between August 6 and 8.[1]

Men's results

Key:  Athlete without "A" standard, not selected.

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters Bob Hayes 10.1 Trenton Jackson 10.2 Mel Pender 10.3
200 meters[a] Paul Drayton 20.4 Dick Stebbins 20.6 Bob Hayes 20.7
400 meters Mike Larrabee 44.9 =WR Ulis Williams 45.0 Ollan Cassell 45.6
800 meters Morgan Groth 1:47.1 Tom Farrell 1:48.0 Jerry Siebert 1:48.3
1500 meters Dyrol Burleson 3:41.2 Tom O'Hara 3:41.5 Jim Ryun 3:41.9
5000 meters Bob Schul
Bill Dellinger
13:55.6 Oscar Moore 13:58.8
10,000 meters Gerry Lindgren 29:02.0 Billy Mills 29:10.4 Ron Larrieu 29:20.4
110 m hurdles Willie Davenport 13.6 Hayes Jones 13.6 Blaine Lindgren 13.8
400 m hurdles Rex Cawley 49.1 WR Billy Hardin 49.8 Jay Luck 50.4
3000 m s'chase George Young 8:44.2 Vic Zwolak 8:46.2 Jeff Fishback 8:55.8
20K racewalk Ron Laird 1:34:45 Ron Zinn 1:36:37 Jack Mortland 1:37:05
50K racewalk Chris McCarthy 4:45:31 Bruce MacDonald 4:49:22 Mike Brodie 4:55:21
AAU Marathon Buddy Edelen 2:24:25.6 (selected) Adolf Gruber 2:44:11.4 John J. Kelley 2:44:46.4
Western Hemisphere Marathon Pete McArdle 2:27:01 (selected) Billy Mills 2:27:29 (selected) Jim Green 2:30:58

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Ed Caruthers 2.08 m (6 ft 9+34 in) John Thomas 2.08 m (6 ft 9+34 in) John Rambo 2.03 m (6 ft 7+34 in)
Pole vault Fred Hansen 5.03 m (16 ft 6 in) John Pennel 5.03 m (16 ft 6 in) Billy Pemelton 4.87 m (15 ft 11+12 in)
Long jump Ralph Boston 8.49 m (27 ft 10+14 in)w
8.34 m (27 ft 4+14 in) WR
Gayle Hopkins 8.04 m (26 ft 4+12 in) Phil Shinnick 8.01 m (26 ft 3+14 in)
Triple jump Ira Davis 16.18 m (53 ft 1 in) 16.13 Bill Sharpe 16.18 m (53 ft 1 in) 15.80 Kent Floerke 15.55 m (51 ft 0 in)
Shot put Dallas Long 19.74 m (64 ft 9 in) Randy Matson 19.45 m (63 ft 9+12 in) Parry O'Brien 19.25 m (63 ft 1+34 in)
Discus throw Jay Silvester 60.55 m (198 ft 7 in) Al Oerter 58.95 m (193 ft 4 in) Dave Weill 58.28 m (191 ft 2 in)
Hammer throw Hal Connolly 68.11 m (223 ft 5 in) Ed Burke 65.55 m (215 ft 0 in) Albert Hall 65.46 m (214 ft 9 in)
Javelin throw Frank Covelli 77.05 m (252 ft 9 in) Les Tipton 73.77 m (242 ft 0 in) Ed Red 73.69 m (241 ft 9 in)
Decathlon C. K. Yang  Taiwan
Paul Herman
8641
7853
Don Jeisy 7794 Russ Hodge 7678

Notes

a Fourth place Henry Carr was selected instead of Hayes based on his superior performance in the Semi-Olympic trials. Carr went on to win the gold medal.

Women's results

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters
Wind aided
Edith McGuire 11.3w Marilyn White 11.4w Wyomia Tyus 11.5w
200 meters
Wind aided
Edith McGuire 23.4w Debbie Thompson 23.6w Vivian Brown 23.7w
400 meters Janell Smith 55.6 Patricia Clark 56.2 Valerie Carter 57.1
800 meters Sandra Knott 2:13.1 Leah Ferris 2:14.8 Carol Mastronarde 2:15.0
80 m hurdles
Wind aided
Rosie Bonds 10.8w Cherrie Sherrard 10.9w Lacey O'Neal 10.9w

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Eleanor Montgomery 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m) Terrezene Brown 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) Estelle Baskerville 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m)
Long jump Willye White 6.50 m (21 ft 3+34 in) Martha Watson 6.47 m (21 ft 2+12 in) Jo Ann Grissom 6.08 m (19 ft 11+14 in)
Shot put Earlene Brown 14.98 m (49 ft 1+34 in) Lynn Graham 13.67 m (44 ft 10 in) Cynthia Wyatt 12.99 m (42 ft 7+14 in)
Discus throw Olga Connolly 49.51 m (162 ft 5 in) Earlene Brown 45.52 m (149 ft 4 in) Sharon Shepherd 44.84 m (147 ft 1 in)
Javelin throw RaNae Bair 53.64 m (175 ft 11 in) NR Virginia Husted 45.34 m (148 ft 9 in) Lurline Hamilton 42.85 m (140 ft 7 in)
Pentathlon Pat Winslow 4554 Sally Griffith 4225 Denise Paschal 4120

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References

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