1984 United States Olympic trials (track and field)

1984 United States Olympic trials
DatesJune 16–June 24
Host cityLos Angeles, California, United States
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1980
1988

The 1984 United States Olympic trials for track and field were held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, the same venue as would host the 1984 Olympics a month and a half later. Organised by The Athletics Congress (TAC), the nine-day competition lasted from June 16 until June 24. The national championships in track and field for the United States was a separate event that year, held a week earlier in San Jose, California. The women's marathon Olympic trials were held on May 12 in Olympia, Washington. The men's marathon trials were in Buffalo, New York on May 26.

The results of the event determined qualification for the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

This meet had two of the closest finishes. In the women's 100 meters hurdles, the second, third and fourth-place finishers had the same time to the 100th of a second, with winner Kim Turner just one 100th ahead. Stephanie Hightower was the odd person out, not selected to the Olympic team. 28 years later at the 2012 trials, Hightower as President of USATF had to administer over another similar tie in the women's 100 meters between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh that could not be separated by photo finish pictures. The other close finish was in the men's 800 meters, where Earl Jones and Johnny Gray both received the same time of 1:43.74 to share the American Record from the same race. And .17 behind them John Marshall and James Robinson also received the same time for the last qualifying place after Robinson kicked past the field and looked to have edged past Marshall, Robinson relaxed at the line while Marshall made one last lean to get the edge and take the final spot on the Olympic team.

1984 U.S. Olympic track and field trials results

1984 U.S. Olympic track and field trials results

Men

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

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters
Wind -2.2
Carl Lewis 10.06 Sam Graddy 10.21 Ron Brown 10.23
200 meters Carl Lewis 19.86 Kirk Baptiste 20.05 Thomas Jefferson 20.37
400 meters Antonio McKay 44.71 Alonzo Babers 44.86 Sunder Nix 45.15
800 meters Earl Jones 1:43.74 NR Johnny Gray 1:43.74 John Marshall 1:43.91
1500 meters Jim Spivey 3:36.43 Steve Scott 3:36.76 Sydney Maree 3:37.02
5000 meters Doug Padilla 13:26.34 Steve Lacy 13:27.72 Don Clary 13:28.62
10,000 meters Paul Cummings 27:59.08 Craig Virgin 28:02.27 Pat Porter 28:03.86
110 meters hurdles
Wind -1.1
Greg Foster 13.21 Tonie Campbell 13.34 Roger Kingdom 13.36
400 meters hurdles Edwin Moses 47.76 Danny Harris 48.11 Tranel Hawkins 48.28
3000 m s'chase Henry Marsh 8:15.91 Brian Diemer 8:17.00 John Gregorek 8:18.45
20K racewalk Marco Evoniuk 1:26:17 Jim Heiring 1:27:18 Dan O'Connor 1:29:12
50K racewalk Marco Evoniuk 4:02:25 Vince O'Sullivan 4:14:04 Carl Schueler 4:15:06
Marathon Pete Pfitzinger 2:11:43 Alberto Salazar 2:11:44 John Tuttle 2:11:50

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Dwight Stones 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) Doug Nordquist 2.31 m (7 ft 6+34 in) Milton Goode 2.28 m (7 ft 5+34 in)
Pole vault Mike Tully 5.81 m (19 ft 12 in) NR Doug Lytle 5.71 m (18 ft 8+34 in) Earl Bell 5.61 m (18 ft 4+34 in)
Long jump Carl Lewis 8.71 m (28 ft 6+34 in) +0.1 Larry Myricks 8.25 m (27 ft 34 in)w +0.8 Mike McRae 8.15 m (26 ft 8+34 in) +0.7
Triple jump Mike Conley 17.50 m (57 ft 4+34 in) -0.5 Al Joyner 17.19 m (56 ft 4+34 in) -0.8 Willie Banks 17.14 m (56 ft 2+34 in) *2.0
Shot put Dave Laut 21.35 m (70 ft 12 in) Augie Wolf 21.24 m (69 ft 8 in) Michael Carter 20.84 m (68 ft 4+14 in)
Discus throw John Powell 67.14 m (220 ft 3 in) Mac Wilkins 66.14 m (216 ft 11 in) Art Burns 65.54 m (215 ft 0 in)
Hammer throw Bill Green 73.24 m (240 ft 3 in) Jud Logan 72.48 m (237 ft 9 in) Ed Burke 71.82 m (235 ft 7 in)
Javelin throw Duncan Atwood 93.44 m (306 ft 6 in) Tom Petranoff 84.94 m (278 ft 8 in) Steve Roller 83.00 m (272 ft 3 in)
Decathlon John Crist 8102 Tim Bright 8098 Jim Wooding 8072

Women

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters
Wind -0.6
Evelyn Ashford 11.18 Alice Brown 11.20 Jeanette Bolden 11.24
200 meters
Wind -0.2
Valerie Brisco-Hooks 22.16 Florence Griffith 22.40 Randy Givens 22.59
400 meters Chandra Cheeseborough 49.28 NR Valerie Brisco-Hooks 49.79 Lillie Leatherwood 50.19
800 meters Kim Gallagher 1:58.50 Ruth Wysocki 1:59.34 Robin Campbell 1:59.77
1500 meters Ruth Wysocki 4:00.18 Mary Decker 4:00.40 Diana Richburg 4:04.07
3000 meters Mary Decker 8:34.91 Cindy Bremser 8:41.19 Joan Hansen 8:41.43
5000 meters Julie Brown 15:39.50
10,000 meters Joan Benoit 32:07.41
100 m hurdles
Wind -0.9
Kim Turner 13.12 Benita Fitzgerald 13.13 Pam Page 13.13
400 m hurdles Judi Brown 54.93 NR Augie Wright 55.33 Sharrieffa Barksdale 55.50
10 km walk Esther Lopez 50:41.18
Marathon Joan Benoit 2:31:04 Julie Brown 2:31:41 Julie Isphording 2:32:26

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Louise Ritter 1.92 m (6 ft 3+12 in) Pam Spencer 1.89 m (6 ft 2+14 in) Joni Huntley 1.89 m (6 ft 2+14 in)
Long jump Carol Lewis 6.89 m (22 ft 7+14 in) +0.3 Jackie Joyner 6.65 m (21 ft 9+34 in) -0.5 Angela Thacker 6.56 m (21 ft 6+14 in) -0.5
Shot put Lorna Griffin 17.10 m (56 ft 1 in) Carol Cady 16.96 m (55 ft 7+12 in) Ramona Pagel 16.95 m (55 ft 7+14 in)
Discus throw Leslie Deniz 61.76 m (202 ft 7 in) Laura DeSnoo 58.08 m (190 ft 6 in) Lorna Griffin 57.36 m (188 ft 2 in)
Javelin throw Karin Smith 61.18 m (200 ft 8 in) Lynda Sutfin 58.08 m (190 ft 6 in) Cathy Sulinski 55.64 m (182 ft 6 in)
Heptathlon Jackie Joyner 6520 NR Jodi Anderson 6413 Cindy Greiner 6204

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