1967 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

1967 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 26-28
Host cityBakersfield, California
Santa Barbara, California
United States
VenueMemorial Stadium, Bakersfield College
La Playa Stadium Santa Barbara City College
1966
1968
Bakersfield Memorial Stadium

The 1967 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships men's competition took place between June 26-28 at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California. The women's division held their championships a little over a week later, separately, eighty miles southwest at La Playa Stadium on the campus of Santa Barbara City College, California. Both tracks were dirt tracks, technically a finely crushed brick surface.

This is the meet where Jim Ryun set the world record in the mile, uncharacteristically leading from the gun in 3:51.1, which lasted for almost eight years. Paul Wilson also set the world record in the pole vault, that lasted over a year until runner-up Bob Seagren beat it, at altitude, at the 1968 Olympic Trials.

In Santa Barbara, Barbara Ferrell also equalled the world record in the 100 meters at 11.1 (+0.3). Her record would last until Wyomia Tyus broke it in the Olympic final, at altitude, in Mexico City.

Results

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards James Hines 9.3 Charles Greene 9.3 Paul Nash
 South Africa
Willie Turner
9.4
220 yards Tommie Smith 20.4 CRy Jim Hines 20.6 John Carlos 20.8
440 yards Lee Evans 45.3 CRy Vince Matthews 45.5 Jim Kemp 45.7
880 yards Wade Bell 1.46.1 CRy Dennis Carr 1.47.1 Larry Kelly 1.47.1
1 Mile Jim Ryun 3.51.1 WR Jim Grelle 3.56.1 Dave Wilbourn 3.56.2
3 miles Gerry Lindgren 13.10.6 Lou Scott 13.12.4 Van Nelson 13.16.8
6 miles Van Nelson 28.18.8 Tom Laris 28.19.2 Ron Larrieu 28.31.2
Marathon Ronald Daws 2.40.07.4 James McDonagh 2.43.42.0 Ed Winrow 2.47.38.0
120 yard hurdles Willie Davenport 13.3 = CRy Earl McCullouch 13.5 Richmond Flowers 13.6
440 y hurdles Ron Whitney 50.3 Russ Rogers 50.4 Andy Bell 50.6
3000 meters steeplechase Pat Traynor 8.42.0 Conrad Nightingale 8.43.8 Robert Price 8.44.8
2 mile racewalk Ron Laird 13:41.4 Larry Young 14:07.0 Don DeNoon 14:09.6

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Otis Burrell 7 ft 014 in (2.13 m) Ed Caruthers 7 ft 014 in (2.13 m) Clarence Johnson 7 ft 014 in (2.13 m)
Pole vault Paul Wilson 17 ft 734 in (5.37 m) WR Bob Seagren 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m) Dick Railsback 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m)
Long jump Jerry Proctor 26 ft 034 in (7.94 m) Ralph Boston 26 ft 014 in (7.93 m) Bob Beamon 25 ft 834 in (7.84 m)
Triple jump Charlie Craig 53 ft 112 in (16.19 m) Art Walker 53 ft 014 in (16.16 m) Darrell Horn 51 ft 414 in (15.65 m)
Shot put Randy Matson 66 ft 11 in (20.39 m) CR Neal Steinhauer 65 ft 534 in (19.95 m) Dave Maggard 63 ft 612 in (19.36 m)
Discus Throw Gary Carlsen 205 ft 10 in (62.73 m) CR Jay Silvester 195 ft 9 in (59.66 m) Rink Babka 195 ft 2 in (59.48 m)
Hammer Throw Ed Burke 235 ft 11 in (71.9 m) NR George Frenn 213 ft 7 in (65.1 m) Jim Pryde 203 ft 11 in (62.15 m)
Javelin Throw Delmon McNabb 268 ft 3 in (81.76 m) Gary Stenlund 261 ft 11 in (79.83 m) Frank Covelli 260 ft 9 in (79.47 m)
Decathlon Bill Toomey 7880 Dave Thoreson 7524 Bill Smith 7341

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters
Wind +0.3
Barbara Ferrell 11.1 WR Diana Wilson 11.2 Wyomia Tyus 11.3
200 meters Diana Wilson 23.6 Barbara Ferrell 23.7 Wyomia Tyus 24.0
400 meters Charlette Cooke 52.5 NR Kathy Hammond 52.6 Louise Drinkwater 53.5
800 meters Madeline Manning 2.03.6 Doris Brown 2.03.6 Charlette Cooke 2.08.3
1500 meters Natalie Rocha 4.29.0 Vicki Foltz 4.29.5 Lori Schutt 4.33.7
80 meters hurdles Mamie Rallins 10.8 Cherrie Sherrard 11.0 Chi Cheng  Taiwan
Patty Van Wolvelaere
11.0

11.2

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Eleanor Montgomery 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Franzetta Parham 1.66 m (5 ft 5+14 in) Estelle Baskerville 1.66 m (5 ft 5+14 in)
Long jump Patricia Winslow 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)w Willye White 6.12 m (20 ft 34 in)w Martha Watson 5.97 m (19 ft 7 in)w
Shot put Maren Seidler 14.27 m (46 ft 9+34 in) Lynn Graham 14.15 m (46 ft 5 in) Carol Moseke 13.36 m (43 ft 9+34 in)
Discus Throw Carol Moseke 46.45 m (152 ft 4 in) Ranee Kletchka 46.20 m (151 ft 6 in) Helen Thayer 43.99 m (144 ft 3 in)
Javelin Throw RaNae Bair 59.82 m (196 ft 3 in) Barbara Friedrich 58.27 m (191 ft 2 in) Jean Sweeney 50.93 m (167 ft 1 in)
Pentathlon Patricia Winslow 4824 Cherrie Sherrard 4378 Janet Johnson 4281

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