Hampton (right) with coach Bert Bonanno
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||1976 Montreal||4x100 metres relay|
|Silver||1976 Montreal||200 metres|
Born in Fresno, California, Millard Hampton was an AAU champion in 200 m in 1976. His father, Millard Hampton, Sr. was a top sprinter in his own right, placing as high as second in the CIF California State Meet 220 yards in 1952.
Millard Hampton attended Silver Creek High School in San Jose, California, where he was coached by former San Jose State great Bobby Poynter, graduating in 1974 and continues to hold the school record in the 100 m at 10.4 sec. and the 200 m record at 20.8 sec. While at Silver Creek, in 1974 he won the CIF California State Meet title that had eluded his father.
Next Hampton went to San Jose City College (SJCC) where he was coached by Bobby Poynter and Bert Bonanno. While at SJCC, Hampton won the 1976 Olympic Trials and at the Montreal Olympics, Hampton won silver medal in the 200 meters and ran the third leg in the gold medal winning American 4 x 100 metres relay team.
Another Silver Creek graduate, Andre Phillips won the Gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics, making for a rare instance when two Olympic Gold medalists have come from the same high school. The high school website claims eight schools. The school has honored both by hosting the "Hamption Phillips Classic" named in their honor.
He currently resides in Elk Grove, CA
- http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ha/millard-hampton-1.html Sports Reference
- "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
- http://www.hampton-phillips2010.com/ Hampton Phillips
|Men's 200 metres best year performance