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Women

Running

Event Time  Date Set Location
50 meters: World 5.96p Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 9, 1995 Madrid
 American 6.02 Gwen TorrenceFeb. 9, 1996Reno, NV
60 meters: World 6.92 Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 11, 1993 Madrid
  6.92 Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 9, 1995 Madrid
 American 6.95 Gail Devers Mar. 12, 1993 Toronto
200 meters: World 21.87 Merlene Ottey, Jamaica Feb. 13, 1993 Lievin, FRA
 American 22.33 Gwen TorrenceMar. 2, 1996Atlanta
400 meters: World 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech. Mar. 7, 1982 Milan
 American 50.64 Diane Dixon Mar. 10, 1991 Seville
800 meters: World 1:56.40 Christine Wachtel, E. Germany Feb. 13, 1988 Vienna
 American 1:58.9 Mary Decker Feb. 22, 1980 San Diego
1000 meters: World 2:31.23 Maria Mutola, MozambiqueFeb. 25, 1996Stockholm
 American 2:37.6 Mary Decker Slaney Jan. 21, 1989 Portland
1500 meters: World 4:00.27 Doina Melinte, Romania Feb. 9, 1990 E. Rutherford, N.J.
 American 4:00.8 Mary Decker Feb. 8, 1980 New York
Mile: World 4:17.13 Doina Melinte, Romania Feb. 9, 1990 E. Rutherford, N.J.
 American 4:20.5 Mary Decker Feb. 19, 1982 San Diego
3000 meters: World 8:33.82 Elly van Hulst, Holland Mar. 4, 1989 Budapest
 American 8:40.45 Lynn Jennings Feb. 23, 1990 New York
5000 meters: World 15:03.17 Liz McGolgan, Great Britain Feb. 22, 1992 Birmingham, ENG
 American 15:22.64 Lynn Jennings Jan. 7, 1990 Hanover, N.H.
Note: The Mile run is 1,609.344 meters.

Hurdles

Event Time  Date Set Location
50 meters: World 6.58 Cornelia Oschkenat, E. Ger. Feb. 20, 1988 East Berlin
 American 6.67 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Feb. 10, 1995 Reno, Nev.
60 meters: World 7.69 Lyudmila Narozhilenko, USSR Feb. 4, 1990 Chelyabinsk, USSR
 American 7.81 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Feb. 5, 1989 Fairfax, Va.
Note: The hurdles for both distances are 2 feet, 9 inches high. There are four hurdles in the 50 meters and five in the 60.

Walking

Event  Time  Date Set Location
3000 meters: World 11:44.00 Alina Ivanova, RussiaFeb. 7, 1992 Moscow
 American 12:20.79 Debbi Lawrence Mar. 12, 1993 Toronto

Relays

Event Time  Date Set Location
4x200 meters: World 1:32.55 West Germany Feb. 20, 1988 Dortmund, W. Ger.
 American 1:33.24 National Team Feb. 12, 1994 Glasgow
4x400 meters: World 3:26.84Russia Mar. 9, 1997Paris
 American 3:27.66 National Team Mar. 9, 1997 Paris
4x800 meters: World 8:18.71 Russia Feb. 4, 1994 Moscow
 American 8:25.5 Villanova Feb. 7, 1987 Gainesville, Fla.

Field Events

Event Mark  Date Set Location
High Jump: World 6- 91/2 Heike Henkel, Germany Feb. 9, 1992 Karlsruhe, GER
 American 6-63/4Coleen Sommer Feb. 13, 1982 Ottawa
Pole Vault: World 14-51/4 Emma George, Australia
& Stacy Dragila, USA
Dec. 10, 1996
Mar. 9, 1997
Melbourne
Paris
 American 13-61/4 Melissa Price Feb. 17, 1996Fresno, Calif.
Long Jump: World 24- 21/4 Heike Drechsler, E. Germany Feb. 13, 1988 Vienna
 American 23- 43/4Jackie Joyner-Kersee Mar. 5, 1992 Atlanta
Triple Jump: World 49- 33/4p Yolanda Chen, Russia Mar. 11, 1995 Barcelona
 American 46- 81/4 Sheila Hudson-Strudwick Mar. 4, 1995 Atlanta
Shot Put: World 73-10 Helena Fibingerova, Czech. Feb. 19, 1977 Jablonec, CZE
 American 65- 03/4 Ramona Pagel Feb. 20, 1987 Inglewood, Calif.
Note: The international shotput weight for women is 8 lbs. and 13 oz.

Pentathlon

  Points  Date Set Location
Five Events: World 4991 Irina Byelova, Russia Feb. 14-15, 1993 Berlin
 American 4632 Kym Carter Mar. 10, 1995 Barcelona
Note: Byelova's WR times and distances, in order over two days– 60m H (8.22); HJ (6-4); SP (43- 53/4); LJ (21-13/4); 800m (2:10.26).

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