1985 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 15–17
Host cityIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
VenueIUPUI Track and Soccer Stadium
1984
1986

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The 1985 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place between June 15–17 at IUPUI Track and Soccer Stadium on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meet was organized by The Athletics Congress. The decathlon and heptathlon were held the two days after the main meet. Marathon National Championships were held at the California International Marathon in December.

The most notable event at this meet was Willie Banks' world record in the triple jump. The jump occurred almost by accident as the always exuberant Banks took his attempt and rushed out of the pit in order to cheer for his Athletics West teammate Louise Romo, who was finishing her 800 meters race.[1]

Results

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters
(+0.0 m/s)
Kirk Baptiste 10.11 Lee McNeill 10.17 Calvin Smith 10.18
200 meters
(+0.3 m/s)
Kirk Baptiste 20.11 Roy Martin 20.13 Calvin Smith 20.26
400 meters Mark Rowe 44.87 Darrell Robinson 44.94 Roddie Haley 45.06
800 meters Johnny Gray 1:44.01 John Marshall 1:44.53 Earl Jones 1:44.58
1500 meters Jim Spivey 3:39.54 Steve Scott 3:39.61 Tim Hacker 3:39.63
5000 meters Doug Padilla 13:16.42 Sydney Maree 13:17.13 Matt Centrowitz 13:33.92
10,000 meters Bruce Bickford 28:00.10 Mark Nenow 28:12.60 Pat Porter 28:12.90
110 meters hurdles
(+1.1 m/s)
Roger Kingdom 13.26 Cletus Clark 13.43 Keith Talley 13.59
400 meters hurdles Andre Phillips 47.67 Danny Harris 48.65 Tony Rambo 49.29
3000 meters steeplechase Henry Marsh 8:18.35 Brian Diemer 8:20.64 Farley Gerber 8:21.99
10 kilometres race walk Tim Lewis 28:26.46 Marco Evoniuk 29:28.12 Todd Scully 30:12.16

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Brian Stanton 7 ft 612 in (2.29 m) Lee Balkin 7 ft 514 in (2.26 m) Darren Burton 7 ft 514 in (2.26 m)
Pole vault Joe Dial 18 ft 914 in (5.72 m) Mike Tully 18 ft 514 in (5.61 m) Billy Olson 18 ft 514 in (5.61 m)
Long jump Mike Conley 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)w Jason Grimes 27 ft 1034 in (8.5 m)w Mike Powell 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)w
Triple jump Willie Banks 58 ft 1112 in (17.97 m) WR, AR, CR Mike Conley 58 ft 114 in (17.71 m) Charlie Simpkins 57 ft 534 in (17.51 m)
Shot put Dave Laut 68 ft 1134 in (21.02 m) John Brenner 68 ft 934 in (20.97 m) Jesse Stuart 68 ft 1 in (20.75 m)
Discus throw John Powell 214 ft 4 in (65.32 m) Art Burns 211 ft 10 in (64.56 m) Judd Binley 210 ft 3 in (64.08 m)
Hammer throw Jud Logan 250 ft 2 in (76.25 m) Dave McKenzie 232 ft 4 in (70.81 m) Ken Flax 230 ft 3 in (70.18 m)
Javelin throw Tom Petranoff 286 ft 1 in (87.19 m) Tom Jadwin 284 ft 6 in (86.71 m) Duncan Atwood 276 ft 10 in (84.37 m)
Decathlon John Sayre 8381w Mike Ramos 8156w Tim Bright 8068

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters Merlene Ottey-Page Jamaica 10.98[2] Pam Marshall[3] 11.21 Diane Williams 11.23
200 meters Merlene Ottey-Page Jamaica 21.93 Pam Marshall 22.39 Grace Jackson Jamaica 22.57
400 meters Lillie Leatherwood 50.64[4] Diane Dixon 50.79 Ilrey Oliver Jamaica 51.96
800 meters Claudette Groenendaal 1:59.48 Louise Romo 1:59.63 Delisa Walton 2:00.17
1500 meters Diana Richburg 4:04.73 Darlene Beckford 4.06.46 Ruth Wysocki 4.07.42
3000 meters Cathy Branta 8:49.64[5] Cindy Bremser 8.49.6 Mary Knisely 8.52.54
5000 meters[6] Suzanne Girard 15:57.50 Jan Merrill 15:57.83 Annie Schweitzer 15:58.39
10,000 meters[7] Francie Larrieu Smith 32:18.29 Kirsten O'Hara 32:40.76 Lynn Jennings 32:48.88
Marathon Nancy Ditz 2:31:36 Janis Klecker 2:31:53 Maureen Roben 2:34:17
100 meters hurdles Rhonda Blanford[8] 12.85 Stephanie Hightower 12.92 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown 13.04
400 meters hurdles Judi Brown-King 55.10 LaTanya Sheffield 55.53 Tonia Brown 56.34
10K racewalk Maryanne Torrellas 48:38.16 Teresa Vaill 49:25.43 Debbi Lawrence 50:25.43

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Louis Ritter 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Coleen Sommer 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Phyllis Blunston 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Long jump Carol Lewis 6.92 m (22 ft 8+14 in)w Sabrina Williams 6.46 m (21 ft 2+14 in)w Esmerelda Garcia Brazil 6.39 m (20 ft 11+12 in)[9]
Triple jump Wendy Brown 13.17 m (43 ft 2+12 in) Donna Thomas 13.13 m (43 ft 34 in) Terri Turner 13.11 m (43 ft 0 in)
Shot put Ramona Pagel 18.40 m (60 ft 4+14 in) Peggy Pollock 17.56 m (57 ft 7+14 in) Regina Cavanaugh 16.94 m (55 ft 6+34 in)
Discus throw Carol Cady 61.19 m (200 ft 9 in) Penny Neer 56.44 m (185 ft 2 in) Lorna Griffin 54.66 m (179 ft 3 in)
Javelin throw Cathy Sulinski 60.25 m (197 ft 8 in) Lori Mercer 57.50 m (188 ft 7 in) Linda Sutfin 57.12 m (187 ft 4 in)
Heptathlon Jane Frederick 6587[10] Jolanda Jones 5765 Lana Zimmerman 5606

See also

References

  1. ^ "Willie Banks smashed the world record in the triple".
  2. ^ "Winners of Individual and Team Championships During 1985". The New York Times. 29 December 1985.
  3. ^ "Track and Field Statistics".
  4. ^ Litsky, Frank (17 June 1985). "Banks Triple Jumps to World Record". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 17, 1985 · Page 14".
  6. ^ "ARRS - Race: TAC/USA Championships".
  7. ^ "ARRS - Race: TAC/USA Championships".
  8. ^ "Track Results;NEWLN:U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Indianapolis, June 15".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2018-08-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on June 19, 1985 · Page 22".