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2001 Women's World and American Track & Field Records

Running

Event   Time   Date Set Location
50 meters: World 5.96 Irina Privalova, Russia Feb. 9, 1995 Madrid
  American 6.02 Gail Devers Feb. 21, 1999 Lievin, FRA
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
    6.95 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 1:56.4* Christine Wachtel, E. Germany Feb. 13, 1988 Vienna
  American 1:58.9 Mary Slaney Feb. 22, 1980 San Diego
    1:58.92p Suzy Hamilton Feb. 7, 1999 Boston
1000 meters: World 2:30.94 Maria Mutola, Mozambique Feb. 25, 1999 Stockholm
  American 2:35.29 Regina Jacobs Feb. 6, 2000 Boston
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 4:17.14 Doina Melinte, Romania Feb. 9, 1990 E. Rutherford, N.J.
  American 4:20.5 Mary Slaney Feb. 19, 1982 San Diego
3000 meters: World 8:32.88 Gabriela Szabo, Romania Feb. 18, 2001 Birmingham, ENG
  American 8:39.14 Regina Jacobs Mar. 7, 1999 Maebashi, JPN
5000 meters: World 14:47.35 Gabriela Szabo, Romania Feb. 13, 1999 Dortmund, GER
  American 15:07.33p Marla Runyan Feb. 18, 2001 New 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 6.58 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 Ludmila Engquist, 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 11:40.33 Claudia Iovan, Romania Jan. 30, 1999 Bucharest
  American 12:20.79 Debbi Lawrence Mar. 12, 1993 Toronto

Relays

Event   Time   Date Set Location
4 x 200 meters: World 1:32.55 West Germany Feb. 20, 1988 Dortmund, W. Ger.
    1:32.55 Germany Feb. 21, 1999 Karlsruhe, GER
  American 1:33.24 National Team Feb. 12, 1994 Glasgow
4 x 400 meters: World 3:24.25 Russia Mar. 7, 1999 Maebashi, JPN
  American 3:27.59 National Team Mar. 7, 1999 Maebashi, JPN
4 x 800 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 6-7 Tisha Waller Feb. 28, 1998 Atlanta
Pole Vault: World 15-5p Stacy Dragila USA Feb. 17, 2001 Pocatello, Idaho
  American 15-5p Dragila (same as World)
Long Jump: World 24-21/4 Heike Drechsler, E. Germany Feb. 13, 1988 Vienna
  American 23-43/4 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Mar. 5, 1994 Atlanta
Triple Jump: World 49-9 Ashia Hansen, Great Britain Feb. 28, 1998 Valencia, SPA
  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 4753 DeDee Nathan Mar. 4-5, 1999 Maebashi, 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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