1988 United States Olympic trials (track and field)

1988 United States Olympic trials
DatesJuly 15–23
Host cityIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
VenueIU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor

The 1988 United States Olympic trials for track and field were held at IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the only time this venue has been used for the Olympic trials. With the 2013 installation of Field Turf, it is unlikely to host the event again. Organised by The Athletics Congress (TAC), the nine-day competition lasted from July 15 to 23. The national championships in track and field for the United States was a separate event that year, held a week earlier in Tampa, Florida, the last time the Olympic trials were not also the National Championships. The women's Marathon Olympic trials were held on May 1 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The men's Marathon trials were in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 24. That same day, the 50K Racewalk trials were held adjacent to the stadium.

The results of the event determined qualification for the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics held two and a half months later in Seoul, South Korea.[1][2]

This meet is memorable as the site of Florence Griffith Joyner's world record 10.49 in the 100 metres. The record race, in the quarterfinal round, has been questioned because of the wind reading of 0.0 even though video of the race shows flags extended in the background. About the same time on a parallel runway, the final round of the men's triple jump was being conducted. Willie Banks jumped 18.20 m (59 ft 8+12 in) on his last attempt with a +5.2 wind reading, That jump has only been surpassed three times by two individuals. Over the four rounds, Griffith Joyner ran three separate races that are faster than any woman has ever run, except for her own, wind aided 10.54 +3.0 to win the 1988 Olympics.

This meet also had the only race where five men have run under 48 seconds for 400 metres hurdles.

1988 U.S. Olympic track and field trials results

1988 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 +5.2
Carl Lewis 9.78w Dennis Mitchell 9.86w Calvin Smith 9.87w
200 meters
Wind +1.8
Joe DeLoach 19.96 Carl Lewis 20.01 Roy Martin 20.05
400 meters Butch Reynolds 43.93 Danny Everett 43.98 Steve Lewis 44.37
800 meters Johnny Gray 1:43.96 Mark Everett 1:44.46 Tracy Baskin 1:44.91
1500 meters Jeff Atkinson 3.40.94 Steve Scott 3.41.12 Mark Deady 3.41.31
5000 meters Doug Padilla 13.37.86 Terry Brahm 13.40.08 Sydney Maree 13.44.71
10,000 meters Bruce Bickford 29:07.25 Steve Plasencia 29:08.58 Pat Porter 29:09.02
110 m hurdles
Wind +2.5
Roger Kingdom 13.21w Tonie Campbell 13.25w Arthur Blake 13.28w
400 m hurdles Edwin Moses 47.37 Andre Phillips 47.58 Kevin Young 47.72
3000 m s'chase Brian Abshire 8.23.64 Henry Marsh 8.24.21 Brian Diemer 8.24.40
20K racewalk Gary Morgan 1:34:12 Tim Lewis 1:36:31 Carl Schueler 1:36:36
50K racewalk Carl Schueler 3:57:48 Marco Evoniuk 4:03:03 Andy Kaestner 4:05:07
Marathon Mark Conover 2:12:26 Ed Eyestone 2:12:49 Pete Pfitzinger 2:13:09

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Jim Howard 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) Hollis Conway 2.32 m (7 ft 7+14 in) Brian Stanton 2.32 m (7 ft 7+14 in)
Pole vault Kory Tarpenning 5.89 m (19 ft 3+34 in) Earl Bell 5.79 m (18 ft 11+34 in) Billy Olson 5.69 m (18 ft 8 in)
Long jump Carl Lewis 8.76 m (28 ft 8+34 in) +0.8 Larry Myricks 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)w +1.4 Mike Powell 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in)w +2.8
Triple jump Willie Banks 18.20 m (59 ft 8+12 in)w +5.2 Charlie Simpkins 17.93 m (58 ft 9+34 in)w +5.2 Robert Cannon 17.63 m (57 ft 10 in)w +4.3
Shot put Randy Barnes 21.88 m (71 ft 9+14 in) Gregg Tafralis 20.88 m (68 ft 6 in) Jim Doehring 20.63 m (67 ft 8 in)
Discus throw Mac Wilkins 66.00 m (216 ft 6 in) Mike Buncic 65.30 m (214 ft 2 in) Randy Heisler 64.94 m (213 ft 0 in)
Hammer throw Ken Flax 77.28 m (253 ft 6 in) Lance Deal 75.64 m (248 ft 1 in) Jud Logan 75.10 m (246 ft 4 in)
Javelin throw Dave Stephens 79.66 m (261 ft 4 in) Brian Crouser 79.46 m (260 ft 8 in) Tom Petranoff 79.46 m (260 ft 8 in)
Decathlon Gary Kinder 8293 (10.82/7.20/16.34/2.02/49.74/14.95/47.72/5.00/66.32/4:55.39) Tim Bright 8287 (10.95/7.38/13.59/2.05/49.44/14.40/41.62/5.60/60.54/4:45.12) Dave Johnson 8245 (11.14/7.36/14.63/2.05/49.27/14.84/45.64/4.70/68.22/4:33.92)

Women

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters
Wind +1.2
Florence Griffith Joyner 10.61 Evelyn Ashford 10.81 Gwen Torrence 10.91

Semi Final 1 (Wind +1.6 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Florence Griffith Joyner 10.70
2 Evelyn Ashford 10.85

Semi Final 2 (Wind +1.3 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Sheila Echols 10.99
2 Gwen Torrence 11.00

Quarter Final 1 (Wind +0.0 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Florence Griffith Joyner 10.49 WR
2 Diane Williams 10.88
3 Gail Devers 10.98

Quarter Final 2 (Wind +0.0 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Sheila Echols 10.83
2 Alice Brown 10.92

Quarter Final 3 (Wind +5.0 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Gwen Torrence 10.78w
2 Evelyn Ashford 10.91w

Heat 1 (Wind +3.2 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Florence Griffith Joyner 10.60w
2 Danette Young 11.16w

Heat 2 (Wind +3.9 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Sheila Echols 10.83w
2 Alice Brown 10.88w
3 Jeanette Bolden 11.10w
4 Angela Burnham 11.26w (Rio Mesa High School)

Heat 3 (Wind +2.7 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Gwen Torrence 10.93w
2 Diane Williams 11.07w
3 Jennifer Inniss 11.08w
4 Carlette Guidry 11.24w

Heat 4 (Wind +3.5 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Evelyn Ashford 11.01
2 Gail Devers 11.16
Event Gold Silver Bronze
200 meters
Wind +1.3
Florence Griffith Joyner 21.85 Pam Marshall 21.93 Gwen Torrence 22.02

Quarter Final 1 (Wind -0.1 mps)

Rank Name Time Notes
1 Florence Griffith Joyner 21.77 AR
Event Gold Silver Bronze
400 meters Diane Dixon 50.38 Denean Howard 50.40 Valerie Brisco 50.53
800 meters Kim Gallagher 1:58.01 Delisa Walton-Floyd 1:59.20 Joetta Clark 1:59.93
1500 meters Mary Slaney 3:58.92 Regina Jacobs 4:00.46 Kim Gallagher 4:05.41
3000 meters Mary Slaney 8:42.53 Vicki Huber 8:46.48 PattiSue Plumer 8:49.21
10,000 meters Lynn Nelson 31:51.27 Francie Larrieu-Smith 32:03.63 Lynn Jennings 32:07.74
100 m hurdles
Wind +0.1
Jackie Humphrey 12.88 Gail Devers 12.90 LaVonna Martin 12.93
400 m hurdles Schowonda Williams 54.93 Leslie Maxie 55.29 LaTanya Sheffield 55.70
Marathon Margaret Groos 2:29:50 Nancy Ditz 2:30:14 Cathy O'Brien 2:30:16

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Louise Ritter 1.99 m (6 ft 6+14 in) Trish King 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Coleen Sommer 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Long jump Jackie Joyner Kersee 7.45 m (24 ft 5+14 in)w +2.6 Sheila Echols 6.88 m (22 ft 6+34 in) (2nd best 6.88w) +2.0 Carol Lewis 6.88 m (22 ft 6+34 in) (2nd best 6.85w) +1.6
Triple jump Niambi Dennis 13.63 m (44 ft 8+12 in) Shonda Swift 13.61 m (44 ft 7+34 in) Cynthea Rhodes 13.54 m (44 ft 5 in)
Shot put Ramona Pagel 19.33 m (63 ft 5 in) Bonnie Dasse 18.83 m (61 ft 9+14 in) Connie Price 18.14 m (59 ft 6 in)
Discus throw Connie Price 61.28 m (201 ft 0 in) (2nd best 59.21) Ramona Pagel 61.28 m (201 ft 0 in) (2nd best 57.18) Carol Cady 60.66 m (199 ft 0 in)
Javelin throw Donna Mayhew 63.66 m (208 ft 10 in) Karin Smith 56.46 m (185 ft 2 in) Lynda Sutfin 56.08 m (183 ft 11 in)
Heptathlon Jackie Joyner 7215 WR (12.71/1.93/15.65/22.30/7.00/50.08/2:20.70) Cindy Greiner 6266 (13.63/1.87/13.51/24.69/6.36/40.40/2:20.63) Wendy Brown 6079 (13.77/1.81/12.86/24.76/6.36/45.88/2:28.80)


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