Athletics at the 1971 Pan American Games

The athletics competition at the 1971 Pan American Games was held in Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia. At almost exactly 1000 metres elevation, all the marks from this meet marginally qualify as "altitude assisted."

Athletics at the
1971 Pan American Games
PanAm Games, Cali, 1971..jpg
Dates30 July – 5 August
Host cityCali, Colombia Colombia
VenueEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
LevelSenior
Events37
Participation375 athletes from
28 nations
Records set1 WR, 19 GR


Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: 0.0 m/s)
details
Don Quarrie
  Jamaica
10.29 Lennox Miller
  Jamaica
10.32 Del Meriwether
  United States
10.34
200 metres
(wind: +1.0 m/s)
details
Don Quarrie
  Jamaica
19.86 GR Marshall Dill
  United States
20.39 Edwin Roberts
  Trinidad and Tobago
20.39
400 metres
details
John Smith
  United States
44.60 GR Fred Newhouse
  United States
45.09 Fernando Acevedo
  Peru
45.30 NR
800 metres
details
Ken Swenson
  United States
1:48.08 GR Art Sandison
  United States
1:48.42 Byron Dyce
  Jamaica
1:48.42
1500 metres
details
Marty Liquori
  United States
3:42.10 GR Bill Smart
  Canada
3:43.39 Jim Crawford
  United States
3:43.76
5000 metres
details
Steve Prefontaine
  United States
13:52.53 Steve Stageberg
  United States
14:00.76 Mario Pérez
  Mexico
14:03.98
10,000 metres
details
Frank Shorter
  United States
28:50.83 GR Juan Martínez
  Mexico
29:05.07 Álvaro Mejía
  Colombia
29:06.97
Marathon
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Frank Shorter
  United States
2:22:40 José García
  Mexico
2:26:30 Hernán Barreneche
  Colombia
2:27:19
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +4.5 m/s)
details
Rod Milburn
  United States
13.46w Arnaldo Bristol
  Puerto Rico
13.81w Juan Morales
  Cuba
13.85w
400 metres hurdles
details
Ralph Mann
  United States
49.11 GR Jim Seymour
  United States
50.36 Jacinto Hidalgo
  Venezuela
51.68
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Mike Manley
  United States
8:42.27 Sidney Sink
  United States
8:42.90 Héctor Villanueva
  Mexico
8:46.09
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  Jamaica
Alfred Daley
Carl Lawson
Lennox Miller
Don Quarrie
39.28   Cuba
Barbaro Bandomo
Pablo Montes
Juan Morales
Hermes Ramírez
39.84   United States
Willie Deckard
Marshall Dill
Ron Draper
Rod Milburn
39.84
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Dale Alexander
Fred Newhouse
Tommy Turner
John Smith
3:00.63 GR   Jamaica
Leighton Priestley
Trevor Campbell
Alfred Daley
Garth Case
3:03.98   Trinidad and Tobago
Edwin Roberts
Ben Cayenne
Kent Bernard
Trevor James
3:04.58
20 kilometres walk
details
Goetz Klopfer
  United States
1:37:30 Tom Dooley
  United States
1:38:16 José Oliveros
  Mexico
1:40:26
50 kilometres walk
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Larry Young
  United States
4:38:31 Gabriel Hernández
  Mexico
4:38:46 John Knifton
  United States
4:42:15
High jump
details
Pat Matzdorf
  United States
2.10 m Wilf Wedmann
  Canada
2.10 m Luis Arbulú
  Peru
2.05 m
Pole vault
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Jan Johnson
  United States
5.33 m David Roberts
  United States
5.20 m Bruce Simpson
  Canada
4.90 m
Long jump
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Arnie Robinson
  United States
8.02 m James "Bouncy" Moore
  United States
7.98 m Mike Mason
  Canada
7.65 m
Triple jump
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Pedro Pérez
  Cuba
17.40 m WR Nelson Prudêncio
  Brazil
16.82 m John Craft
  United States
16.32 m
Shot put
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Al Feuerbach
  United States
19.76 m Karl Salb
  United States
19.10 m Mike Mercer
  Canada
18.01 m
Discus throw
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Dick Drescher
  United States
62.26 m GR Tim Vollmer
  United States
61.06 m Ain Roost
  Canada
58.06 m
Hammer throw
details
Al Hall
  United States
65.84 m GR George Frenn
  United States
65.68 m Darwin Piñeyrúa
  Uruguay
61.54 m
Javelin throw
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Cary Feldmann
  United States
81.52 m GR Bill Skinner
  United States
80.36 m Amado Morales
  Puerto Rico
76.14 m
Decathlon
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Rick Wanamaker
  United States
7648 pts Russ Hodge
  United States
7314 pts Jesús Mirabal
  Cuba
7295 pts

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +3.0 m/s)
details
Iris Davis
  United States
11.25w Stephanie Berto
  Canada
11.40w Silvia Chivás
  Cuba
11.47w
200 metres
(wind: 0.0 m/s)
details
Stephanie Berto
  Canada
23.57 =GR Fulgencia Romay
  Cuba
23.70 Esther Stroy
  United States
23.82
400 metres
details
Marilyn Neufville
  Jamaica
52.34 GR Carmen Trustée
  Cuba
52.89 Yvonne Saunders
  Jamaica
53.13
800 metres
details
Abby Hoffman
  Canada
2:05.54 Doris Brown
  United States
2:05.90 Penny Werthner
  Canada
2:06.32
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +4.4 m/s)
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Patty Johnson
  United States
13.19w Marlene Elejalde
  Cuba
13.54w Penny May
  Canada
13.70w
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  United States
Orien Brown
Pat Hawkins
Mattiline Render
Iris Davis
44.59   Cuba
Silvia Chivás
Marlene Elejarde
Fulgencia Romay
Carmen Valdés
45.01   Colombia
Aida Ortíz
Ana Maquilón
Elsy Rivas
Juana Mosquera
45.99
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  United States
Esther Stroy
Mavis Laing
Gwen Norman
Cheryl Toussaint
3:32.45 GR   Cuba
Beatriz Castillo
Marcela Chibás
Aurelia Pentón
Carmen Trustée
3:34.04   Jamaica
Beverly Franklin
Ruth Williams
Yvonne Saunders
Marilyn Neufville
3:34.05
High jump
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Debbie Brill
  Canada
1.85 m GR Audrey Reid
  Jamaica
1.75 m Andrea Bruce
  Jamaica
1.70 m
Long jump
details
Brenda Eisler
  Canada
6.34 m GR Silvina Pereira
  Brazil
6.35 m Marina Samuells
  Cuba
6.14 m
Shot put
details
Lynn Graham
  United States
15.76 mGR Grecia Hamilton
  Cuba
14.63 m Rosa Molina
  Chile
14.50 m
Discus throw
details
Carmen Romero
  Cuba
57.20 m GR María Cristina Betancourt
  Cuba
51.76 m Carol Martin
  Canada
50.04 m
Javelin throw
details
Tomasa Núñez
  Cuba
54.02 m GR Sherry Calvert
  United States
51.52 m Roberta Brown
  United States
50.94 m
Pentathlon
details
Debbie Van Kiekebelt
  Canada
4290 pts Penny May
  Canada
4112 pts Aída dos Santos
  Brazil
3887 pts

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)2516748
2  Canada (CAN)54716
3  Jamaica (JAM)43411
4  Cuba (CUB)38415
5  Mexico (MEX)0336
6  Brazil (BRA)0213
7  Puerto Rico (PUR)0112
8  Colombia (COL)0033
9  Peru (PER)0022
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0022
11  Chile (CHI)0011
  Uruguay (URU)0011
  Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (13 nations)373737111

Participating nationsEdit

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