Amber Welty

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Amber Marie Cnossen (née Welty; born April 29, 1967) is an American former track and field athlete who competed in the high jump. She represented the United States at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.


Welty was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. She finished third at the NCAA Championships in 1987 with 1.86 m.[1]

In June 1988, Welty won the NCAA title with a career best of 1.92 m. Two weeks later, she finished third at the US National Championships, clearing 1.89 m. In July, at the Olympic trials in Indianapolis, she was fifth with 1.90 m. In 1990, she won her third NCAA medal, finishing second to Angie Bradburn, both clearing 1.89 m.

In 1992, at the US National Championships in New Orleans, incorporating the Olympic trials, Welty finished second with 1.89 m, to earn Olympic selection, providing she could attain the qualifying standard of 1.92 m. She achieved this a week later at a meet in Boise.[2] At the Barcelona Olympics, she cleared 1.88 m in the qualifying round to finish 27th overall.[3]

Welty also represented the US at the 1992 IAAF World Cup, held a month after the Olympics in Havana. There she cleared 1.75 m to finish sixth.


  • NCAA Champion (1988) - also 2nd (1990) & 3rd (1987)
  • US National Championships - 2nd (1992), 3rd (1988)
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United States
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 27th (q) 1.88 m
1992 World Cup Havana, Cuba =6th 1.75 m


  1. ^ "High Jump" (PDF). Track and Field News. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ "High Jumper Finally Clears Qualifying Height, Makes Team". Los Angeles Times. 5 July 1992. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ Todor Krastev. "Women High Jump Olympic Games Barcelona(ESP) 1992". Retrieved 12 January 2014.

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