1966 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

The 1966 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships men's competition took place between June 25-26 at Downing Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City, New York. The women's division held their championships separately in Frederick, Maryland. Both venues were dirt tracks.

1966 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 25-26
Host cityNew York City, New York
Frederick, Maryland
United States
VenueDowning Stadium, Randalls Island
1965
1967

Downing Stadium

The Marathon championships were run in October at the Yonkers Marathon for the final time after being designated the National Championships 18 times in succession.

Jim Ryun was the star of the show, running the first four minute mile in the northeastern United States.

ResultsEdit

Men track eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards Charles Greene 9.4 Jim Hines 9.4 Harold Busby 9.5
220 yards Jim Hines 20.5w Adolph Plummer 20.5w Tom Jones 20.6w
440 yards Lee Evans 45.9 Theron Lewis 46.2 Robert Frey 46.3
880 yards Thomas Farrell 1.47.6 Ted Nelson 1.48.0 David Patrick 1.48.8
1 Mile Jim Ryun 3.58.6 Dyrol Burleson 4.00.0 Jim Grelle 4.00.6
3 miles George Young 13.27.4 Tracy Smith 13.27.4 Tom Laris 13.28.4
6 miles Tracy Smith 28.02.0 Billy Mills 28.34.2 Dave Ellis   Canada
John Lawson
28.52.6
29.06.4
Marathon Norman Higgins 2.22.50.8 Robert Scharff 2.26.14.0 Louis Castagnola 2.28.47.0
120 yard hurdles Willie Davenport 13.44 Don Shy 13.61 Earl McCullouch 13.88
440 y hurdles Jim Miller 50.26 Geoff Vanderstock 50.30 Bob Steele 50.44
3000 meters steeplechase Pat Traynor 8.40.6 CRm Ray Barrus 8.43.4 Michael Manley 8.47.6
2 mile racewalk Ron Laird 13:52.7 Don DeNoon 14:07.7 Ron Daniel 14:29.8

Men field eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Otis Burrell 2.18 m (7 ft 1 34 in) =CR John Hartfield 2.18 m (7 ft 1 34 in) =CR Stan Albright 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Pole vault Bob Seagren 5.18 m (16 ft 11 34 in) =CR Paul Wilson 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in) John Pennel 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)
Long jump Ralph Boston 8.01 m (26 ft 3 14 in) Charlie Mays 8.01 m (26 ft 3 14 in) Darrell Horn 7.86 m (25 ft 9 14 in)
Triple jump Art Walker 16.36 m (53 ft 8 in) CR Darrell Horn 15.54 m (50 ft 11 34 in) Charlie Craig 15.35 m (50 ft 4 14 in)
Shot put Randy Matson 19.56 m (64 ft 2 in) Neal Steinhauer 19.52 m (64 ft 12 in) Parry O'Brien 18.93 m (62 ft 1 14 in)
Discus Throw Alfred Oerter 59.05 m (193 ft 8 in) Rink Babka 58.27 m (191 ft 2 in) Randy Matson 58.14 m (190 ft 8 in)
Hammer Throw Ed Burke 67.05 m (219 ft 11 in) Hal Connolly 66.67 m (218 ft 8 in) Tom Gage 65.58 m (215 ft 1 in)
Javelin Throw John Tushaus 79.45 m (260 ft 7 in) Ed Red 78.31 m (256 ft 11 in) Jim Stevenson 75.89 m (248 ft 11 in)
Decathlon Bill Toomey 8234 WR* Russ Hodge 8130 Dave Thoreson 7520
  • Toomey's world record, a 4 point improvement over Hodge's existing record, was never ratified

Women track eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards
Wyomia Tyus 10.5 Edith McGuire 10.8 Barbara Ferrell 10.9
220 yards Wyomia Tyus 23.8 Barbara Ferrell 23.9 Edith McGuire 24.0
400 meters Charlette Cooke 53.4 Dolores Stoneback 55.7 Chris Iverson 55.7
800 meters Charlette Cooke 2.05.0 Madeline Manning 2.06.2 Frances Kraker 2.10.9
1500 meters Doris Brown Heritage 4.20.2 Marie Mudler 4.36.6 Frances Kraker 4.37.3
80 meters hurdles Cherrie Sherrard 10.7 Mamie Rallins 11.0 Tammy Davis 11.1

Women field eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Eleanor Montgomery 1.70 m (5 ft 6 34 in) Estelle Baskerville 1.65 m (5 ft 4 34 in) Patricia Clark 1.62 m (5 ft 3 34 in)
Long jump Willye White 6.28 m (20 ft 7 in) Martha Watson 6.02 m (19 ft 9 in) Beth McBride 5.83 m (19 ft 1 12 in)
Shot put Lynn Graham 14.62 m (47 ft 11 12 in) Carol Moseke 13.54 m (44 ft 5 in) Maren Seidler 13.26 m (43 ft 6 in)
Discus Throw Carol Moseke 48.66 m (159 ft 7 in) Cynthia Wyatt 44.35 m (145 ft 6 in) Nancy Norberg 43.81 m (143 ft 8 in)
Javelin Throw RaNae Bair 53.29 m (174 ft 10 in) Barbara Friedrich 53.11 m (174 ft 2 in) Louise Gerrish 48.59 m (159 ft 4 in)
Pentathlon Pat Daniels 4496 Denise Paschal 4384 Cherrie Sherrard 4366

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