Athletics at the 1971 Pan American Games

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The athletics competition at the 1971 Pan American Games was held in Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia. At almost exactly 1,000 meters elevation, all the marks from this meet marginally qualify as "altitude assisted."

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Don Quarrie
 Jamaica
10.29 Lennox Miller
 Jamaica
10.32 Del Meriwether
 United States
10.34
200 metres Don Quarrie
 Jamaica
19.86 Marshall Dill
 United States
20.39 Edwin Roberts
 Trinidad and Tobago
20.39
400 metres John Smith
 United States
44.60 Fred Newhouse
 United States
45.09 Fernando Acevedo
 Peru
45.30 (NR)
800 metres Ken Swenson
 United States
1:48.08 Art Sandison
 United States
1:48.42 Byron Dyce
 Jamaica
1:48.42
1500 metres Marty Liquori
 United States
3:42.10 Bill Smart
 Canada
3:43.39 Jim Crawford
 United States
3:43.76
5000 metres Steve Prefontaine
 United States
13:52.53 Steve Stageberg
 United States
14:00.76 Mario Pérez
 Mexico
14:03.98
10000 metres Frank Shorter
 United States
28:50.83 Juan Martínez
 Mexico
29:05.07 Álvaro Mejía
 Colombia
29:06.97
Marathon Frank Shorter
 United States
2:22:40 José Gaspar
 Mexico
2:26:30 Hernán Barreneche
 Colombia
2:27:19
3000 metre steeplechase Mike Manley
 United States
8:42.27 Sidney Sink
 United States
8:42.90 Héctor Villanueva
 Mexico
8:46.09
110 metres hurdles Rod Milburn
 United States
13.46w Arnaldo Bristol
 Puerto Rico
13.81w Juan Morales
 Cuba
13.85w
400 metres hurdles Ralph Mann
 United States
49.11 Jim Seymour
 United States
50.36 Jacinto Hidalgo
 Venezuela
51.68
High jump Pat Matzdorf
 United States
2.10 Wilf Wedmann
 Canada
2.10 Luis Arbulú
 Peru
2.05
Pole vault Jan Johnson
 United States
5.33 David Roberts
 United States
5.20 Bruce Simpson
 Canada
4.90
Long jump Arnie Robinson
 United States
8.02 James "Bouncy" Moore
 United States
7.98 Mike Mason
 Canada
7.65
Triple jump Pedro Pérez
 Cuba
17.40 WR Nelson Prudêncio
 Brazil
16.82 John Craft
 United States
16.32
Shot put Al Feuerbach
 United States
19.76 Karl Salb
 United States
19.10 Mike Mercer
 Canada
18.01
Discus throw Dick Drescher
 United States
62.26 Tim Vollmer
 United States
61.06 Ain Roost
 Canada
58.06
Hammer throw Al Hall
 United States
65.84 George Frenn
 United States
65.68 Darwin Piñeyrúa
 Uruguay
61.54
Javelin throw Cary Feldmann
 United States
81.52 Bill Skinner
 United States
80.36 Amado Morales
 Puerto Rico
76.14
Decathlon Rick Wanamaker
 United States
7648 Russ Hodge
 United States
7314 Jesús Mirabal
 Cuba
7295
20 kilometre road walk Goetz Klopfer
 United States
1:37:30 Tom Dooley
 United States
1:38:16 José Oliveros
 Mexico
1:40:26
50 kilometre road walk Larry Young
 United States
4:38:31 Gabriel Hernández
 Mexico
4:38:46 John Knifton
 United States
4:42:15
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica 39.28  Cuba 39.84  United States 39.84
4 x 400 metres relay  United States
John Smith
Dale Alexander
Fred Newhouse
Tommie Turner
3:00.63  Jamaica 3:03.98  Trinidad and Tobago
Kent Bernard
Trevor James
Ben Cayenne
Edwin Roberts
3:04.58

Women's events[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 25 16 7 48
2  Canada (CAN) 5 4 7 16
3  Jamaica (JAM) 4 3 4 11
4  Cuba (CUB) 3 8 4 15
5  Mexico (MEX) 0 3 3 6
6  Brazil (BRA) 0 2 1 3
7  Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 1 1 2
8  Colombia (COL) 0 0 3 3
9  Peru (PER) 0 0 2 2
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 0 2 2
11  Chile (CHI) 0 0 1 1
 Uruguay (URU) 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1

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