Montgomery in 1967
|Born||November 13, 1946|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 28, 2013 (aged 67)|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Tennessee State University|
|Height||174 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Event(s)||High jump, long jump|
|Club||TSU Tigers, Nashville|
|Coached by||Ed Temple|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||HJ – 1.80 m (1969)|
LJ – 5.52 m (1962)
Eleanor Inez Montgomery (November 13, 1946 – December 28, 2013) was an American high jumper. She was a two-time Olympian, placing 8th in 1964 and 19th in 1968, and a Tigerbelle, the name of the Tennessee State University women's track and field program. Montgomery set her personal best in the high jump (1.80 m) on July 6, 1969 at the US National Championships in Dayton, which was an American record at that time. She also competed in the long jump and the pentathlon during her career.
After retiring from competitions Montgomery worked for the Cleveland Municipal School District and participated in the Interchurch Youth Activities Program as an organizer and official at athletics competitions. Montgomery was also the Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association Youth Camp and assisted with the Special Olympics. In 1976 she was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2013 into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
|1962||US National Championships||Los Angeles, California||6th||1.52 m|
|1963||US National Championships||Dayton, Ohio||1st||1.73 m|
|Pan American Games||São Paulo, Brazil||1st||1.68 m|
|1964||US National Championships||Hanford, California||1st||1.73 m|
|Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||8th||1.71 m|
|1965||US National Championships||Columbus, Ohio||1st||1.70 m|
|1966||US National Championships||Frederick, Maryland||1st||1.70 m|
|1967||US National Championships||Santa Barbara, California||1st||1.68 m|
|Pan American Games||Winnipeg, Canada||1st||1.78 m|
|1968||Olympic Games||Mexico City, Mexico||19th||1.68 m|
|1969||US National Championships||Dayton, Ohio||1st||1.80 m|
- Eleanor Montgomery's obituary. The Plain Dealer (January 1, 2014)
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Eleanor Montgomery". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012.
- Eleanor Montgomery. trackfield.brinkster.net
- Eleanor Montgomery. Cleveland HOF
- Tim Warsinskey (November 13, 2013) Cleveland high jumper Eleanor Montgomery named to U.S. Track Hall of Fame. cleveland.com
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