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Women's World and American Indoor Records, 1997-1998

Running

Event   Time   Date Set Location
50 meters: World 5.96 Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 9, 1995 Madrid
  American 6.07a Gwen Torrence Feb. 9, 1996 Reno, 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
    6.95p Marion Jones Mar. 7, 1998 Maebashi, JPN
200 meters: World 21.87 Merlene Ottey, Jamaica Feb. 13, 1993 Lievin, FRA
  American 22.33 Gwen Torrence Mar. 2, 1996 Atlanta
400 meters: World 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech. Mar. 7, 1982 Milan
  American 50.64 Diane Dixon Mar. 10, 1991 Seville
800 meters: World 1:56.36 Maria Mutola, Mozambique Feb. 22, 1998 Lievin, FRA
  American 1:58.9 Mary Slaney Feb. 22, 1980 San Diego
1000 meters: World 2:31.23 Maria Mutola, Mozambique Feb. 25, 1996 Stockholm
  American 2:37.6 Mary 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 Slaney 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 Slaney 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 6.67a 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, Russia Feb. 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 3:26.84 Russia Mar. 9, 1997 Paris
  American 3:27.66 National Team Mar. 9, 1997 Paris
4x800 meters: World 8:18.71 Russia Feb. 4, 1994 Moscow
  American 8:25.5p 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 6-7p Tisha Waller Feb. 28, 1998 Atlanta
Pole Vault: World 14-11p Emma George, Australia Mar. 26, 1998 Adelaide, AUS
  American 14- 81/4p Stacy Dragila Mar. 8, 1998 Sindelfingen, GER
Long Jump: World 24- 21/4 Heike Drechsler, E. Germany Feb. 13, 1988 Vienna
  American 23- 43/4 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Mar. 5, 1992 Atlanta
Triple Jump: World 49-9 Ashia Hansen, Great Britain Feb. 28, 1998 Valencia, Spain
  American 46- 81/4 Sheila Hudson 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, 1992 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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