1965 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

1965 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 25-26
Host citySan Diego, California
Columbus, Ohio
United States
VenueBalboa Stadium
1964
1966
Balboa Stadium

The 1965 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships men's competition took place between June 25-26 at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California. The women's division held their championships separately in Columbus, Ohio.

The Marathon championships were run in October at the Yonkers Marathon.

One of the highlights of this meet was the 6 mile run, where Olympic Champion Billy Mills, known for his stunning sprint in the Olympics ("Look at Mills, Look at Mills!") was run down by Gerry Lindgren. Mills surged to take a narrow victory, both men being given the same time, which was the world record.

Also running was Olympic double champion Peter Snell and 1500 silver medalist Josef Odložil as visiting international athletes. Snell had just lost his world record in the mile to Michel Jazy two weeks earlier. While Jim Ryun was a high school star who had run in that same race in the Olympics, his win here was his first American record, narrowly pushed by competition from Snell and Jim Grelle. Olympic Champions Bob Schul and Warren "Rex" Cawley also won.

Results

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards George Anderson 9.3 Darel Newman 9.4 Fred Kuller 9.5
220 yards Adolph Plummer 20.6 Jim Hines 20.7 Thomas Randolph 20.7
440 yards Ollan Cassell 46.1 Don Owens 46.2 Lynn Saunders 46.4
880 yards Morgan Groth 1.47.7 George Germann 1.48.0 Thomas Farrell 1.48.0
1 Mile Jim Ryun 3.55.3 AR Peter Snell  New Zealand
Jim Grelle
3.55.4
3.55.5
Josef Odložil  Czechoslovakia
Cary Weisiger
3.57.7
4.04.9
3 miles Bob Schul 13.10.4 AR Neville Scott 13.10.8 Ron Larrieu 13.11.4
6 miles Video on YouTube Billy Mills 27.11.6 WR Gerry Lindgren 27.11.6 WR Bill Morgan 28.33.8
Marathon Garnett Williams 2.33.50.6 Ralph Buschmann 2.38.07 John J. Kelley 2.38.56
120 yard hurdles Willie Davenport 13.6 Blaine Lindgren 13.7 Roger Morgan 13.7
440 y hurdles Warren Cawley 50.3 Ron Whitney 50.7 Jay Luck 50.8
3000 meters steeplechase George Young 8.50.6 Jeffrey Fishback 8.51.8 Fred Best 8.52.4

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Otis Burrell 2.13 m (6 ft 11+34 in) Ed Caruthers 2.13 m (6 ft 11+34 in) William McClellon 2.13 m (6 ft 11+34 in)
Pole vault John Pennel 5.18 m (16 ft 11+34 in) CR Jeff Chase 4.98 m (16 ft 4 in) Bob Seagren 4.98 m (16 ft 4 in)
Long jump Ralph Boston 8.01 m (26 ft 3+14 in) Darrell Horn 7.76 m (25 ft 5+12 in) Gayle Hopkins 7.73 m (25 ft 4+14 in)
Triple jump Art Walker 16.18 m (53 ft 1 in) Darrell Horn 15.59 m (51 ft 1+34 in) Charlie Craig 15.46 m (50 ft 8+12 in)
Shot put John McGrath 19.20 m (62 ft 11+34 in) Dave Maggard 18.98 m (62 ft 3 in) Jay Silvester 18.86 m (61 ft 10+12 in)
Discus Throw Ludvik Danek  Czechoslovakia
Jay Silvester
62.66 m (205 ft 6 in) CR
61.75 m (202 ft 7 in)
Dave Weill 58.21 m (190 ft 11 in) John McGrath 57.00 m (187 ft 0 in)
Hammer Throw Hal Connolly 70.74 m (232 ft 1 in) CR Ed Burke 68.40 m (224 ft 4 in) George Frenn 64.06 m (210 ft 2 in)
Javelin Throw Bill Floerke 78.81 m (258 ft 6 in) Larry Stuart 78.74 m (258 ft 4 in) Frank Covelli 77.37 m (253 ft 10 in)
Decathlon Bill Toomey 7764 Russ Hodge 7682 Don Shy 7289

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards
Wyomia Tyus 10.5 Diana Wilson 10.8 Marilyn White 11.0
220 yards Edith McGuire 23.6 Diana Wilson 24.1 Barbara Ferrell 24.5
400 meters Janell Smith 55.1 Norma Harris 55.9 Jarvis Scott 57.0
800 meters Marie Mulder 2.11.1 Sandra Knott 2.12.1 Leah Ferris 2.14.0
1500 meters Marie Mulder 4.36.5 Sandra Knott 4.36.7 Susie Byersdorfer 4.41.0
100 meters hurdles Cherrie Sherrard 13.7 Rosie Bonds 13.9 Tammy Davis 14.0

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Eleanor Montgomery 1.70 m (5 ft 6+34 in) Estelle Baskerville 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in) Sarah Cantrell 1.60 m (5 ft 2+34 in)
Long jump Willye White 6.23 m (20 ft 5+14 in) Sonia Guss 5.88 m (19 ft 3+14 in) Beth McBride 5.88 m (19 ft 3+14 in)
Shot put Lynn Graham 14.50 m (47 ft 6+34 in) Cynthia Wyatt 13.38 m (43 ft 10+34 in) Carol Moseke 13.09 m (42 ft 11+14 in)
Discus Throw Lynn Graham 48.07 m (157 ft 8 in) Cynthia Wyatt 46.40 m (152 ft 2 in) Carol Moseke 45.78 m (150 ft 2 in)
Javelin Throw RaNae Bair 53.35 m (175 ft 0 in) Lurline Hamilton 48.92 m (160 ft 5 in) Virginia Husted 48.77 m (160 ft 0 in)
Pentathlon Pat Daniels 4399 Denise Paschal 4220 Cherrie Sherrard 4147

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