Eleanor Montgomery

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Eleanor Inez Montgomery (November 13, 1946 – December 28, 2013) was a female high jumper from the United States, who competed in the 1950s and 1960s for her native country. She was a two-time Olympian, and a Tigerbelle, the name of the Tennessee State University women's track and field program, under Head Coach Ed Temple. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Montgomery set her personal best in the women's high jump event (1.80 metres) on 1969-07-06 at the US National Championships in Dayton, which was an American record at that time. She also competed in the long jump and the heptathlon during her career.


Year Tournament Venue Result Height
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


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