Pam Marshall
Personal information
Born (1960-08-16) August 16, 1960 (age 63)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb) 1987
CountryUnited States United States
Event(s)Sprinting (100m, 200m, 4x100 m)
Medal record
Women's athletics
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Rome 4x100 m relay

Pam Marshall (born August 16, 1960) is a retired American sprinter. She won a gold medal in the sprint relay and finished fourth in the 200m final at the 1987 World Championships. She won the 200m at the 1986 Goodwill Games and was a three-time US champion. Her 200m best of 21.93 secs in 1988, ranked her 10th on the world all-time list at that time, and (as of 2021) still ranks her in the all-time top 30.[1]


Marshall attended and competed for Long Beach City College.[2]

Marshall competed in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m Relay. Her best result was anchoring the U.S 4 × 100 m relay team to the gold medal at the 1987 World Championships Rome Italy, in a time of 41.58 CR which still ranks as one of the fastest times ever.

She clocked an impressive 10.11 for her final 100 m which saw her bring the team home almost half a second ahead of the GDR team anchored by Marlies Göhr (10.41 secs). Pam came 8th in the 100 m and fourth in the 200 m at the same Championship.

She went on to make the USA Olympic team over 200 m the following season, however due to injury did not get past the preliminary rounds.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 1st 200 m 22.12
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 8th 100 m 11.19
4th 200 m 22.18
1st 4 × 100 m 41.58 (CR)
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea DNF (heats) 200 m
National Championships
1984 US Championships San Jose, California 3rd 200 m 22.67
US Olympic Trials Los Angeles, California DNF (semis) 200 m 22.78 (quarter-final)
1985 US Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 2nd 100 m 11.21
2nd 200 m 22.39
1986 US Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 100 m 10.85w
1st 200 m 22.24w
1987 US Championships San Jose, California 3rd 100 m 10.99w
1st 200 m 21.6hw
1988 US Olympic Trials Indianapolis, Indiana 2nd 200 m 21.93

Personal bests

Event Time Place Date
100 m 11.01 s Lausanne 15 September 1987
200 m 21.93 s Indianapolis, IN 23 July 1988
400 m 49.99 s Westwood, CA 17 May 1986


  1. ^ "All-time lists:200 metres Women". World Athletics. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Long Beach City College". Long Beach City College. Retrieved 2024-05-18.

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