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Women

Running

Event   Time Date Set Location
50 meters: World 5.96Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 9, 1995 Madrid
 American 6.02Gail DeversFeb. 21, 1999Lievin, FRA
60 meters: World 6.92Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 11, 1993 Madrid
  6.92Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 9, 1995 Madrid
 American 6.95Gail Devers Mar. 12, 1993 Toronto
  6.95Marion JonesMar. 7, 1998Maebashi, JPN
200 meters: World 21.87Merlene Ottey, Jamaica Feb. 13, 1993 Lievin, FRA
 American 22.33Gwen TorrenceMar. 2, 1996Atlanta
400 meters: World 49.59Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech. Mar. 7, 1982 Milan
 American 50.64Diane Dixon Mar. 10, 1991 Seville
800 meters: World 1:56.4*Christine Wachtel, E. GermanyFeb. 13, 1988 Vienna
 American 1:58.9Mary SlaneyFeb. 22, 1980 San Diego
  1:58.92pSuzy HamiltonFeb. 7, 1999Boston
1000 meters: World 2:30.94Maria Mutola, MozambiqueFeb. 25, 1999Stockholm
 American 2:35.29Regina JacobsFeb. 6, 2000Boston
1500 meters: World 4:00.27Doina Melinte, Romania Feb. 9, 1990 E. Rutherford, N.J.
 American 4:00.8Mary SlaneyFeb. 8, 1980 New York
Mile: World 4:17.14Doina Melinte, Romania Feb. 9, 1990 E. Rutherford, N.J.
 American 4:20.5Mary SlaneyFeb. 19, 1982 San Diego
3000 meters: World 8:32.88Gabriela Szabo, RomaniaFeb. 18, 2001Birmingham, ENG
 American 8:39.14Regina JacobsMar. 7, 1999Maebashi, JPN
5000 meters: World 14:47.35Gabriela Szabo, RomaniaFeb. 13, 1999Dortmund, GER
 American 15:07.33pMarla RunyanFeb. 18, 2001New York City
Note: The Mile run is 1,609.344 meters.
*Maria Mutola's apparent record of 1:56.36 in February 1998 was not ratified by the IAAF because she ran outside of her lane on the final turn.

Hurdles

Event   Time Date Set Location
50 meters: World 6.58Cornelia Oschkenat, E. Ger. Feb. 20, 1988 East Berlin
 American 6.67aJackie Joyner-Kersee Feb. 10, 1995 Reno, Nev.
60 meters: World 7.69Ludmila Engquist, USSR Feb. 4, 1990 Chelyabinsk, USSR
 American 7.81Jackie 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 11:40.33Claudia Iovan, RomaniaJan. 30, 1999Bucharest
 American 12:20.79Debbi Lawrence Mar. 12, 1993 Toronto

Relays

Event   Time Date Set Location
4 x 200 meters: World 1:32.55West Germany Feb. 20, 1988 Dortmund, W. Ger.
  1:32.55GermanyFeb. 21, 1999Karlsruhe, GER
 American 1:33.24National Team Feb. 12, 1994 Glasgow
4 x 400 meters: World 3:24.25Russia Mar. 7, 1999Maebashi, JPN
 American 3:27.59National Team Mar. 7, 1999Maebashi, JPN
4 x 800 meters: World 8:18.71Russia Feb. 4, 1994 Moscow
 American 8:25.5pVillanova Feb. 7, 1987 Gainesville, Fla.

Field Events

Event   Mark  Date Set Location
High Jump: World 6-91/2Heike Henkel, Germany Feb. 9, 1992 Karlsruhe, GER
 American 6-7 Tisha WallerFeb. 28, 1998Atlanta
Pole Vault: World 15-5pStacy Dragila USAFeb. 17, 2001Pocatello, Idaho
 American 15-5pDragila (same as World)
Long Jump: World 24-21/4Heike Drechsler, E. Germany Feb. 13, 1988 Vienna
 American 23-43/4Jackie Joyner-Kersee Mar. 5, 1994Atlanta
Triple Jump: World 49-9 Ashia Hansen, Great BritainFeb. 28, 1998Valencia, SPA
 American 46-81/4Sheila HudsonMar. 4, 1995 Atlanta
Shot Put: World 73-10 Helena Fibingerova, Czech. Feb. 19, 1977 Jablonec, CZE
 American 65-03/4Ramona 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 4991Irina Byelova, Russia Feb. 14-15, 1992 Berlin
 American 4753DeDee NathanMar. 4-5, 1999Maebashi, JPN
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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