American Records—Women

American Records are those ratified by USATF

Symbols:
+ = event not recognized as official
(A) = mark made at over 1000m of altitude (in affected events only)
M = miles
m = meters
p = mark still pending ratification

 

Track Events
100 10.49 Florence Griffith Joyner
(World Class AC)
Indianapolis, Indiana 7/16/88
  [T&FN believes the 10.49 is illegally wind-aided and should never have been accepted as the WR]
  [The “real” fastest is 10.61 Florence Griffith Joyner
(WCAC) Indianapolis, Indiana 7/17/88]
200 21.34 Florence Griffith Joyner
(World Class AC)
Seoul, South Korea 9/29/88
400 48.70 Sanya Richards-Ross (Nike) Athens, Greece 9/17/06
800 1:56.40 Jearl Miles Clark (Reebok) Zürich, Switzerland 8/11/99
1000 2:31.80 Regina Jacobs (Mizuno) Brunswick, Maine 7/03/99
1500 3:57.12 Mary Slaney (Athletics West) Stockholm, Sweden 7/26/83
Mile 4:16.71 Mary Slaney (Athletics West) Zürich, Switzerland 8/21/85
2000 5:32.7 Mary Slaney (Athletics West) Eugene, Oregon 8/03/84
2000St 6:19.09p Bridget Franek (Oregon TC) Eugene, Oregon 3/16/13
Steeple 9:12.50 Jenny Simpson (Colorado) Berlin, Germany 8/17/09
3000 8:25.83 Mary Slaney (Athletics West) Rome, Italy 9/07/85
5000 14:44.76 Molly Huddle (Saucony) Brussels, Belgium 8/27/10
10,000 30:22.22 Shalane Flanagan (Nike) Beijing, China 8/15/08
100 Hurdles  12.26 Brianna Rollins (Clemson) Des Moines, Iowa 6/22/13
400 Hurdles 52.47 Lashinda Demus (Nike) Daegu, South Korea 9/01/11
Relay Events
4 x 100 40.82 National Team London, England 8/10/12
  (Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter)
4 x 200 1:27.46 USA Blue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/29/00
  (LaTasha Jenkins, LaTasha Colander-Richardson,
Nanceen Perry, Marion Jones 20.8)
4 x 400 3:15.51 National Team Seoul, South Korea 10/01/88
  (Denean Howard 49.82, Diane Dixon 49.17,
Valerie Brisco 48.44, Florence Griffith Joyner 48.08)
4 x 800  8:04.31 Team USA Red Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/27/13
  (Lea Wallace 2:02.0, Brenda Martinez 2:00.6,
Ajee’ Wilson 2:03.1, Alysia Montaño 1:58.6)
4 x 1500 17:08.34 Tennessee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/24/09
  (Chanelle Price 4:19.5, Phoebe Wright 4:19.0,
Rolanda Bell 4:19.6, Sarah Bowman 4:10.2)
800 Medley 1:36.79 Wilt’s AC Knoxville, Tennessee 6/20/82
  (Brenda Morehead, Jeanette Bolden, Alice Brown, Arlise Emerson 51.5)
Sprint Medley 3:37.16 USA Blue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/29/06
  (Rachelle Smith, Lauryn Williams, Monica Hargrove 52.1, Hazel Clark 2:00.2)
Distance Medley 10:48.38 Villanova Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/28/88
  (Kathy Franey 3:21.0, Michelle Bennett 52.8,
Celeste Halliday 2:04.7, Vicki Huber 4:29.9)
4 x 100H+ 52.96 Texas A&M Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/25/08
  (Gabby Mayo, Whitney Holmes, Lindsey Adams, Jennifer Williams)
  52.38p Star Athletics Gainesville, Florida 4/07/12
  (Damu Cherry-Mitchell, Loreal Smith, Tiki James, Kellie Wells)
  50.78p Boogie Fast TC Gainesville, Florida 4/06/13
  (Nia Ali, Kristi Castlin, Yvette Lewis, Queen Harrison)
Field Events
High Jump 2.05 | 6-8¾ Chaunté Lowe (Nike) Des Moines, Iowa 6/26/10
Pole Vault 4.92 | 16-1¾ Jenn Suhr (adidas) Eugene Oregon 7/06/08
  5.02(A) | 16-5½ip Jenn Suhr (adidas)

Albuquerque,
New Mexico

3/01/13
Long Jump 7.49 | 24-7 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Honda) New York, New York 5/22/94
  7.49 | 24-7(A) Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Honda) Sestriere, Italy 7/31/94
Triple Jump 14.45 | 47-5 Tiombé Hurd (Nike) Sacramento, California 7/11/04
Shot  20.24 | 66-5 Michelle Carter (Nike) Des Moines, Iowa 6/22/13
Discus 67.74 | 222-3 Stephanie Brown Trafton (Nike) Wailuku, Hawai‘i 5/04/12
Hammer  75.73 | 248-5 Amanda Bingson (Nike) Des Moines, Iowa 6/22/13
Javelin 66.67 | 218-8 Kara Patterson (Asics) Des Moines Iowa 6/25/10
Multi Event
Heptathlon 7291 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(World Class AC)
Seoul, South Korea 9/23–24/88
  (12.69, 1.86/6-1¼, 15.80/51-10, 22.56 [4264],
  7.27/23-10¼, 45.66/149-10, 2:08.51 [3027])
Road Events
5K 14:54 Deena Kastor (Asics) Carlsbad, California 4/07/02
8K 24:36 Deena Kastor (Asics) Chicago, Illinois 4/03/05
10K 31:06 Lynn Jennings
(Nike International)
Orlando, Florida 3/03/90
15K 47:15 Deena Kastor (Asics) Jacksonville, Florida 3/08/03
20K 1:04:07 Deena Kastor (Asics) Berlin, Germany 4/02/06
Half-Marathon 1:07:34 Deena Kastor (Asics) Berlin, Germany 4/02/06
25K 1:24:43 Joan Samuelson (Nike) Grand Rapids, Michigan 5/10/86
  1:24:36p Janet Bawcom (Atlanta TC) Grand Rapids, Michigan 5/12/12
30K 1:39:08 Deena Kastor (Asics) London, England 4/23/06
Marathon 2:19:36 Deena Kastor (Asics) London, England 4/23/06
100K 7:00:48 Ann Trason (unattached) Winschoten, Holland 9/16/95
Walk Events
10,000 44:41.87 Michelle Rohl (Parkside AC) St. Petersburg, Russia 7/26/94
10K Road 44:17 Michelle Rohl (Brooks) Göteborg, Sweden 8/07/95
20,000 1:33:28.15 Teresa Vaill (Walk USA) Carson, California 5/25/06
20K Road 1:31:51 Michelle Rohl
(Moving Comfort)
Kenosha, Wisconsin 5/13/00

 

January 2, 2014