1970 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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1970 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Host city Bakersfield, California
Westwood, California
United States
Date(s) June 26-28
Main stadium Memorial Stadium, Bakersfield College
Drake Stadium University of California, Los Angeles
1969
1971

Bakersfield Memorial Stadium
Drake Stadium

The 1970 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships men's competition took place between June 26-28 at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California. The women's division held their championships separately a little over a hundred miles south at Drake Stadium on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, California.

Results[edit]

Men track events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards Ivory Crockett 9.3 Ben Vaughan 9.3 Charles Greene 9.3
220 yards Ben Vaughan 20.8 Willie Turner 20.8 Fred Newhouse 20.9
440 yards John Smith 45.7 Lee Evans 45.7 Wayne Collett 45.8
880 yards Ken Swenson 1.47.4 Mark Winzenried 1.47.4 Thomas Von Ruden 1.47.9
1 Mile Howell Michael 4.01.8 Peter Kaal
 South Africa
Martin Liquori
4.02.1

4.02.4
Jere Van Dyke 4.02.5
3 miles Frank Shorter 13.24.2 Rick Riley 13.24.4 Gerry Lindgren 13.25.0
6 miles Jack Bacheler 27.24.0 Frank Shorter 27.24.0 Garry Bjorklund 27.30.8
Marathon Bob Fitts 2.24.10.6 Ronald Daws 2.29.44.6 Byron Lowry 2.33.43.6
120 yard hurdles Thomas Hill 13.39 Marcus Walker 13.40 Willie Davenport 13.4
440 yard hurdles Ralph Mann 49.8 MRy Ron Whitney 50.2 Bob Steele 51.2
3000 meters steeplechase Bill Reilly 8.34.8 Robert Price 8.36.4 Steve Savage 8.38.6
2 mile racewalk Tom Dooley 13:44.0 Ron Daniel 14:14.8 Jim Hanley 14:21.8

Men field events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Reynaldo Brown 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Barry Shepard 2.13 m (6 ft 11​34 in) John Dobroth 2.08 m (6 ft 9​34 in)
Pole vault Bob Seagren 5.23 m (17 ft 1​34 in) Paul Hegler 5.23 m (17 ft 1​34 in) Sam Caruthers 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)
Long jump James (Bouncy) Moore 7.99 m (26 ft 2​12 in)w Norm Tate 7.96 m (26 ft 1​14 in)w Ron Coleman 7.95 m (26 ft 0​34 in) w
Triple jump Milan Tiff 16.15 m (52 ft 11​34 in) Dave Smith 16.08 m (52 ft 9 in) Lennox Burgher
 Jamaica
Dave Tucker
15.75 m (51 ft 8 in)

15.57 m (51 ft 0​34 in)
Shot put Randy Matson 20.68 m (67 ft 10 in) MR Steve Wilhelm 19.84 m (65 ft 1 in) Al Feuerbach 19.81 m (64 ft 11​34 in)
Discus Throw Jay Silvester 62.58 m (205 ft 3 in) Rickard Drescher 58.90 m (193 ft 2 in) John Powell 58.32 m (191 ft 4 in)
Hammer Throw George Frenn 70.10 m (229 ft 11 in) Tom Gage 69.62 m (228 ft 4 in) Harold Connolly 65.30 m (214 ft 2 in)
Javelin Throw Bill Skinner 84.30 m (276 ft 6 in) Roger Collins 79.96 m (262 ft 4 in) Frank Covelli 79.60 m (261 ft 1 in)
Decathlon John Warkentin 8026 Russ Hodge 7886 Jeff Bennett 7750

Women track events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards Chi Cheng
 Taiwan
Iris Davis
10.2

10.4
Barbara Ferrell 10.4 Mattline Render 10.6
220 yards Chi Cheng
 Taiwan
Williomae Fergerson
22.4w

23.6w
Pamela Greene 23.7w Esther Story 23.8w
440 yards Mavis Laing 52.9 Jarvis Scott 53.4 Gwen Norman 53.5
880 yards Cheryl Toussaint 2.05.1 Francie Kraker-Johnson 2.05.3 Terry Hull 2.05.5
1500 meters Francie Larrieu 4.20.8 Doris Heritage 4.24.3 Trina Hosmer 4.29.2
3000 meters Beth Bonner 9.48.1
100 meters hurdles Mamie Rallins 13.4 Patricia Johnson 13.5 Jan Glotzer 13.6

Women field events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Sally Plihal 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Brenda Simpson 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Toni Churchill 1.67 m (5 ft 5​12 in)
Long jump Willye White 6.42 m (21 ft 0​34 in) Martha Watson 6.11 m (20 ft 0​12 in) Vicki Betts 6.03 m (19 ft 9​14 in)
Shot put Lynn Graham 15.19 m (49 ft 10 in) Maren Seidler 15.00 m (49 ft 2​12 in) Lynette Matthews 14.90 m (48 ft 10​12 in)
Discus Throw Carol Frost 52.50 m (172 ft 2 in) Josephine de la Viña
 Philippines
Linda Langford
48.56 m (159 ft 3 in)

48.31 m (158 ft 5 in)
Ranee Kletchka 48.05 m (157 ft 7 in)
Javelin Throw Sherry Calvert 56.31 m (184 ft 8 in) Barbara Friedrich 53.06 m (174 ft 0 in) Mary Boron 48.08 m (157 ft 8 in)
Pentathlon Billie Pat Daniels 4735 Marilyn King 4542 Mavis Laing 4533

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