1976 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

1976 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 10–12
Host cityWestwood, California, United States
VenueDrake Stadium University of California, Los Angeles
1975
1977
Drake Stadium

The 1976 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place between June 10–12 at Drake Stadium on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, California. The decathlon took place on June 25–26 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon as part of the 1976 Olympic Trials where Bruce Jenner improved his own world record. This meet was organized by the AAU. It was the first such meet, a precedent that has been followed subsequently, where the women's division competed at the same venue concurrently with the men.

Results

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters Christer Garpenborg
 Sweden
Guy Abrahams
 Panama
Mike Sands
 Bahamas
Robert Woods
10.39

10.41

10.43

10.44
Larry Jackson 10.45 Robert E. Taylor 10.47
200 meters Millard Hampton 20.89 James Gilkes
 Guyana
Larry Jackson
20.95

21.05
Clancy Edwards 21.05
400 meters Maxie Parks 44.82 CR Robert E. Taylor 45.11 Fred Newhouse 45.20
800 meters James Robinson 1.46.63 Tom McLean 1.46.86 Rick Brown 1.47.25
1500 meters Eamon Coghlan
 Ireland
Michael Manke
3.42.41

3.42.70
Michael Durkin 3.42.82 Mark Schilling 3.42.95
5000 meters Dick Buerkle 13.31.2 Martin Liquori 13.41.0 Paul Geis 13.43.8
10000 meters Ed Leddy  Ireland
Duncan Macdonald
28.46.0
28.58.6
Dave Smith 29.09.8 Anthony Sandoval 29.14.0
Marathon (42.195 km.) Gary Tuttle 2.15.15 CR Benji Durden 2.20.25 Ronald Kurrie 2.21.38
110 meters hurdles Thomas Hill 13.64 James Owens 13.69 Delario Robinson 13.76
400 meters hurdles Tom Andrews 48.55 CR Jim Bolding 48.57 Ralph Mann 48.77
3000 meters steeplechase Randy Smith 8.26.71 Douglas Brown 8.33.48 Mike Roche 8.35.07
5000 meters race walk Ron Laird 21:09.4 Todd Scully 21:15.4 Larry Walker 21:32.8

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High Jump Dwight Stones 2.24 m (7 ft 4 in) Melvin Embree 2.18 m (7 ft 1+34 in) Reynaldo Brown 2.18 m (7 ft 1+34 in)
Pole Vault Earl Bell 5.44 m (17 ft 10 in) Mike Tully 5.44 m (17 ft 10 in) Don Baird
 Australia
Terry Porter
5.44 m (17 ft 10 in)

5.33 m (17 ft 5+34 in)
Long Jump Arnie Robinson 8.32 m (27 ft 3+12 in) James (Bouncy) Moore 8.05 m (26 ft 4+34 in) Danny Seay 7.89 m (25 ft 10+12 in)
Triple Jump Tommy Haynes 17.01 m (55 ft 9+12 in)w James Butts 16.95 m (55 ft 7+14 in)w Willie Banks 16.77 m (55 ft 0 in)w
Shot Put Terry Albritton 21.15 m (69 ft 4+12 in) Al Feuerbach 21.09 m (69 ft 2+14 in) George Woods 20.99 m (68 ft 10+14 in)
Discus Throw Mac Wilkins 70.10 m (229 ft 11 in) CR John Powell 67.54 m (221 ft 7 in) Jay Silvester 63.60 m (208 ft 7 in)
Hammer Throw Lawrence Hart 68.83 m (225 ft 9 in) Bill Diehl 67.18 m (220 ft 4 in) Bill Shuff 66.57 m (218 ft 4 in)
Javelin Throw Fred Luke 85.55 m (280 ft 8 in) Richard George 83.84 m (275 ft 0 in) Bill Schmidt 80.24 m (263 ft 3 in)
Decathlon Bruce Jenner 8542w WR* Fred Dixon 8294 Fred Samara 8004

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters Chandra Cheeseborough 11.34 Rosalyn Bryant 11.43 Ranaye Bowen 11.49
200 meters Brenda Morehead 22.94 = CR Debra Armstrong 23.19 Rosalyn Bryant 23.40
400 meters Lorna Forde 52.30 Sheila Ingram 52.52 Shirley Williams 52.53
800 meters Madeline Manning 2.01.00 Kathy Weston 2.03.52 Janice Merrill 2.03.85
1500 meters Francie Larrieu 4.09.93 CR Cindy Bremser 4.10.8 Julie Brown 4.14.14
3000 meters Janice Merrill 8.57.17 Teri Anderson 9.19.55 Peggy Neppel 9.22.65
Marathon Western Hemisphere Marathon, Culver City, California Dorothy Doolittle 2.55.38 Sue Ellen Trapp 3.10.32 Peggy Kokevnot 3.25.46
100 meters hurdles Jane Frederick 13.29 Debbie LaPlante 13.32 Sonya Hardy 13.50
400 meters hurdles Arthurine Gainer 57.24 AR Debbie Esser 57.56 Mary Ayers 58.53
5000 meters race walk Sue Broddock 25:28.4 Laurie Tucholski 25:55.4 Susan Liers 26:29.8

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High Jump Joni Huntley 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) CR Pam Spencer 1.84 m (6 ft 14 in) Ann Gilliland 1.75 m (5 ft 8+34 in)
Long Jump Kathy McMillan 6.78 m (22 ft 2+34 in) AR Sherron Walker 6.51 m (21 ft 4+14 in) Martha Watson 6.39 m (20 ft 11+12 in)
Shot Put Maren Seidler 16.56 m (54 ft 3+34 in) CR Kathy Devine 15.66 m (51 ft 4+12 in) Marcia Mecklenburg 15.31 m (50 ft 2+34 in)
Discus Throw Lynne Winbigler 53.06 m (174 ft 0 in) Jan Svendsen 51.76 m (169 ft 9 in) Linda Langford 50.82 m (166 ft 8 in)
Javelin Throw Kathy Schmidt 66.52 m (218 ft 2 in) AR Karin Smith 62.13 m (203 ft 10 in) Sherry Calvert 58.04 m (190 ft 5 in)
Pentathlon Jane Frederick 4622 Gale Fitzgerald 4417 Marilyn King 4374

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