1971 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

1971 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 25-27
Host cityEugene, Oregon
Bakersfield, California,
United States
VenueHayward Field
Memorial Stadium
1970
1972
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The Men's 1971 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place between June 25-27 at Hayward Field on the campus of University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. The Women's Championships took place at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California. The meet was organized by the Amateur Athletic Union. The women's pentathlon took place at Los Alamos, New Mexico on June 12.

This is the meet where John Smith set the still standing world record in the 440 yard dash, an event now essentially discontinued on the international scene.

Results

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards Delano Meriwether 9.0w James Green 9.0w Donald Quarrie
 Jamaica
Charles Greene
9.1w (9.24)

9.1w
220 yards Donald Quarrie
 Jamaica
Larry Black
20.2w

20.5w
Willie Deckard 20.6w Marshall Dill 20.7w
440 yards John Smith 44.5 WRy Wayne Collett 44.7 Fred Newhouse 45.7
880 yards Juris Luzins 1.47.1 Byron Dyce
 Jamaica
Ken Swenson
1.47.3

1.47.6
Art Sandison 1.47.6
1 Mile Martin Liquori 3.56.5 Jim Crawford 3.57.7 John Baker 3.59.8
3 Miles Steve Prefontaine 12.58.6 MRy Steve Stageberg 13.00.4 Frank Shorter 13.02.4
6 Miles Frank Shorter 27.27.2 Garry Bjorklund 27.28.2 Juan Maximo Martinez
 Mexico
Gerry Lindgren
27.37.0

27.46.4
Marathon Kenneth Moore 2.16.48.6 MR Frank Shorter 2.17.44.6 Herbert Lorenz 2.19.16.8
120 yard hurdles Rod Milburn 13.1w Ronald Draper 13.3w Willie Davenport 13.4w
440 yard hurdles Ralph Mann 49.3 MRy Wesley Williams 49.3 Jim Seymour 50.0
3000 meters steeplechase Sid Sink 8.26.4 NR Michael Manley 8.27.6 Steve Savage 8.29.6
2 mile racewalk Larry Young 13:49.50 Ron Laird 14:03.56 Jim Hanley 14:10.57

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Reynaldo Brown 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) MR Patrick Matzdorf 2.18 m (7 ft 1+34 in) Tim Heikkila 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Pole vault Jan Johnson 5.18 m (16 ft 11+34 in) Dave Roberts 5.18 m (16 ft 11+34 in) Sam Caruthers 5.03 m (16 ft 6 in)
Long jump Arnie Robinson 8.20 m (26 ft 10+34 in)w James (Bouncy) Moore 8.04 m (26 ft 4+12 in)w Henry Jackson
 Jamaica
Henry Hines
7.97 m (26 ft 1+34 in)

7.90 m (25 ft 11 in)
Triple jump John Craft 16.64 m (54 ft 7 in) MR Dave Smith 16.60 m (54 ft 5+12 in) Barry McClure 16.36 m (53 ft 8 in)
Shot put Karl Salb 20.49 m (67 ft 2+12 in) Randy Matson 20.14 m (66 ft 34 in) Al Feuerbach 20.14 m (66 ft 34 in)
Discus Throw Tim Vollmer 63.50 m (208 ft 4 in) Rickard Drescher 60.60 m (198 ft 9 in) Gary Ordway 60.07 m (197 ft 0 in)
Hammer Throw George Frenn 70.13 m (230 ft 1 in) Jacques Accambray
 France
Al Schoterman
67.64 m (221 ft 10 in)

66.42 m (217 ft 10 in)
Albert Hall 66.39 m (217 ft 9 in)
Javelin Throw Bill Skinner 81.43 m (267 ft 1 in) Cary Feldman 80.19 m (263 ft 1 in) Sam Colson 80.01 m (262 ft 6 in)
Decathlon Rickard Wanamaker 7989 Russ Hodge 7957 Jeff Bennett 7805

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters Iris Davis 11.2 Raelene Boyle
 Australia
Pat Hawkins
11.3

11.5
Mavis Laing 11.5
200 meters Raelene Boyle
 Australia
Kathie Lawson
23.1

23.3
Mable Fergerson 23.8 Rhonda McManus 23.9
400 meters Mable Fergerson 53.3 Gwen Norman 53.8 Jane Burnett 54.0
800 meters Cheryl Toussaint 2.04.3 Terry Hull 2.05.3 Carol Hudson 2.06.9
1500 meters Kathy Gibbons 4.19.2 Francie Johnson 4.23.0 Barbara Lawson 4.23.8
2 miles Doris Brown 10.07.0 Vicki Foltz 10.34.1 Beth Bonner 10.34.4
100 meters hurdles Patricia Johnson 13.5 Mamie Rallins 13.6 Lacey O'Neal 13.6
200 meters hurdles[1] Pat Hawkins 26.1 Gayle Dell  Australia
Mamie Rallins
27.1
27.6
Bobbette King 27.8
One mile walk Lynn Olson 7:53.8 Esther Marquez 8:22.2 Laurie Tucholski 8:22.3

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Linda Iddings 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Audrey Reid
 Jamaica
Brenda Simpson
1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)

1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Sandi Goldsberry 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Long jump Kim Attlesey 6.32 m (20 ft 8+34 in) Willye White 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in) Martha Watson 6.13 m (20 ft 1+14 in)
Shot put Lynn Graham 15.85 m (52 ft 0 in) Lynette Matthews 15.24 m (50 ft 0 in) Barbara Poulsen
 New Zealand
Maren Seidler
15.15 m (49 ft 8+14 in)

15.11 m (49 ft 6+34 in)
Discus Throw Josephine de la Viña
 Philippines
Carol Frost
54.71 m (179 ft 5 in)

50.26 m (164 ft 10 in)
Ranee Kletchka 48.61 m (159 ft 5 in) Iva Wright 46.30 m (151 ft 10 in)
Javelin Throw Sherry Calvert 54.74 m (179 ft 7 in) Jean Sweeney 50.44 m (165 ft 5 in) Barbara Friedrich 50.14 m (164 ft 6 in)
Pentathlon Marilyn King 4731 Judy Durham 4525 Linda Iddings 4392

See also

References

  1. ^ Tricard, Louise Mead (January 1996). American Women's Track and Field: A History, 1895 Through 1980. ISBN 9780786402199.