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Women's World and American Indoor Records, 1996-1997

Running

EventTime Date SetLocation
50 meters:World5.96pIrina Privalova, RussiaFeb. 9, 1995Madrid
 American6.02Gwen TorrenceFeb. 9, 1996Reno, NV
60 meters:World6.92Irina Privalova, RussiaFeb. 11, 1993Madrid
  6.92Irina Privalova, RussiaFeb. 9, 1995Madrid
 American6.95Gail DeversMar. 12, 1993Toronto
200 meters:World21.87Merlene Ottey, JamaicaFeb. 13, 1993Lievin, FRA
 American22.33Gwen TorrenceMar. 2, 1996Atlanta
400 meters:World49.59Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech.Mar. 7, 1982Milan
 American50.64Diane DixonMar. 10, 1991Seville
800 meters:World1:56.40Christine Wachtel, E. GermanyFeb. 13, 1988Vienna
 American1:58.9Mary DeckerFeb. 22, 1980San Diego
1000 meters:World2:31.23Maria Mutola, MozambiqueFeb. 25, 1996Stockholm
 American2:37.6Mary Decker SlaneyJan. 21, 1989Portland
1500 meters:World4:00.27Doina Melinte, RomaniaFeb. 9, 1990E. Rutherford, N.J.
 American4:00.8Mary DeckerFeb. 8, 1980New York
Mile:World4:17.13Doina Melinte, RomaniaFeb. 9, 1990E. Rutherford, N.J.
 American4:20.5Mary DeckerFeb. 19, 1982San Diego
3000 meters:World8:33.82Elly van Hulst, HollandMar. 4, 1989Budapest
 American8:40.45Lynn JenningsFeb. 23, 1990New York
5000 meters:World15:03.17Liz McGolgan, Great BritainFeb. 22, 1992Birmingham, ENG
 American15:22.64Lynn JenningsJan. 7, 1990Hanover, N.H.
Note: The Mile run is 1,609.344 meters.

Hurdles

EventTime Date SetLocation
50 meters:World6.58Cornelia Oschkenat, E. Ger.Feb. 20, 1988East Berlin
 American6.67Jackie Joyner-KerseeFeb. 10, 1995Reno, Nev.
60 meters:World7.69Lyudmila Narozhilenko, USSRFeb. 4, 1990Chelyabinsk, USSR
 American7.81Jackie Joyner-KerseeFeb. 5, 1989Fairfax, 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 SetLocation
3000 meters:World11:44.00Alina Ivanova, RussiaFeb. 7, 1992Moscow
 American12:20.79Debbi LawrenceMar. 12, 1993Toronto

Relays

EventTime Date SetLocation
4x200 meters:World1:32.55West GermanyFeb. 20, 1988Dortmund, W. Ger.
 American1:33.24National TeamFeb. 12, 1994Glasgow
4x400 meters:World3:26.84RussiaMar. 9, 1997Paris
 American3:27.66National TeamMar. 9, 1997Paris
4x800 meters:World8:18.71RussiaFeb. 4, 1994Moscow
 American8:25.5VillanovaFeb. 7, 1987Gainesville, Fla.

Field Events

EventMark Date SetLocation
High Jump:World6- 91/2Heike Henkel, GermanyFeb. 9, 1992Karlsruhe, GER
 American6-63/4Coleen SommerFeb. 13, 1982Ottawa
Pole Vault:World14-51/4Emma George, Australia
& Stacy Dragila, USA
Dec. 10, 1996
Mar. 9, 1997
Melbourne
Paris
 American13-61/4Melissa PriceFeb. 17, 1996Fresno, Calif.
Long Jump:World24- 21/4Heike Drechsler, E. GermanyFeb. 13, 1988Vienna
 American23- 43/4Jackie Joyner-KerseeMar. 5, 1992Atlanta
Triple Jump:World49- 33/4pYolanda Chen, RussiaMar. 11, 1995Barcelona
 American46- 81/4Sheila Hudson-StrudwickMar. 4, 1995Atlanta
Shot Put:World73-10Helena Fibingerova, Czech.Feb. 19, 1977Jablonec, CZE
 American65- 03/4Ramona PagelFeb. 20, 1987Inglewood, Calif.
Note: The international shotput weight for women is 8 lbs. and 13 oz.

Pentathlon

 Points Date SetLocation
Five Events:World4991Irina Byelova, RussiaFeb. 14-15, 1993Berlin
 American4632Kym CarterMar. 10, 1995Barcelona
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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