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U.S. Women's Track and Field Team, A-H

Amy Acuff | Erin Aldrich | Kim Batten | Tonja Buford-Bailey | Kelly Blair-LaBounty
Lynda Blutreich | Dawn Burrell | Shelia Burrell | Christine Clark
Hazel Clark | Joetta Clark-Diggs | Latasha Colander-Richardson | Michelle Collins
Jessica Cross | Karol Damon | Stacy Dragila | Gail Devers | Deena Drossin
Elva Dryer | Dawn Dumble | Chryste Gaines | Nicole Gamble | Sandra Glover
Dawn Ellerbee | Suzy Favor-Hamilton | Libbie Hickman | Tiombe Hurd | Sheila Hudson

 Amy Acuff
Age: 25 Height: 6'2" Weight: 145
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Event: High Jump
Olympic History:
Competing in her second Olympics after injury contributed to her 20th-place finish at the 1996 Atlanta Games

Accomplishments:

  • 1995 and 1997 Outdoor champion
  • Three-time NCAA Indoor champion
  • Two-time NCAA Outdoor champion
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     Erin Aldrich
    Age: 22 Height: 6'1" Weight: 137
    Birthdate: Dec. 27, 1977
    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

    Event: High Jump
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • 1999 NCAA Indoor champion
  • 1998 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion
  • 1997 World Team member
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     Kim Batten
    Age: 31 Height: 5'7" Weight: 126
    Birthdate: March 29, 1969
    Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

    Event: 400-meter hurdles
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics, after winning a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • The current world-record holder in the 400-meter hurdles
  • Three-time USA Outdoor champion
  • Ranked No. 1 in the world in 1998 by Track and Field News
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     Tonja Buford-Bailey
    Age: 29 Height: 5'8" Weight: 135
    Birthdate: Dec. 12, 1970
    Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

    Event: 400-meter hurdles
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her third Olympics, after winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games and running in the 1992 Barcelona Games

    Accomplishments:

  • 1995 World silver medalist
  • 1995 Pan Am Games silver medalist
  • Three-time U.S. Outdoor runner-up
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     Kelly Blair-LaBounty
    Age: 29 Height: 5'11" Weight: 145
    Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1970
    Hometown: Prosser, Wash.

    Event: Heptathlon
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics, after finishing eighth at the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Three-time U.S. Outdoor champion
  • Third at the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials
  • Bronze medalist at the 1998 Goodwill Games
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     Lynda Blutreich
    Age: 28 Height: 5'9" Weight: 182
    Birthdate: Dec. 31, 1971
    Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Event: Javelin
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won the 2000 Olympics trials in Javelin
  • 1999 and 1997 U.S. Outdoor champion
  • Holds the American record in the Javelin
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     Dawn Burrell
    Age: 26 Height: 5'8" Weight: 142
    Birthdate: Nov. 1, 1973
    Hometown: Lansdowne, Pa.

    Event: Long Jump
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • 1999 U.S. Outdoor champion
  • 1998 and 1997 U.S. Indoor champion
  • Finished third at the 1998 U.S. championships
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     Shelia Burrell
    Age: 28 Height: 5'7" Weight: 145
    Birthdate: Jan. 15, 1972
    Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.

    Event: Heptathlon
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Finished second at the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials
  • 1999 U.S. Outdoor champion
  • Finished second at the 1998 U.S. Outdoors championship
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     Christine Clark
    Age: 37 Height: 5'5" Weight: 110
    Birthdate: Oct. 10, 1962
    Hometown: Anchorage, Ak.

    Event: Marathon
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won the 2000 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials
  • Third at the 1999 Twin Cities Marathon
  • Won the 1995 Seattle Marathon
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     Hazel Clark
    Age: 22 Height: 5'9" Weight: 125
    Birthdate: Oct. 3, 1977
    Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.

    Event: 800 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won the 2000 Olympic trials
  • 2000 U.S. Indoor champion
  • 1999 NCAA Indoor champion
  • 1998 NCAA Indoor champion, with largest victory margin in 16 years
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     Joetta Clark-Diggs
    Age: 38 Height: 5'7" Weight: 123
    Birthdate: Aug. 1, 1962
    Hometown: East Orange, N.J.

    Event: 800 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her third Olympic Games, after running in the 1996 Atlanta and 1992 Barcelona Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Seven-time U.S. Indoor champion
  • Five-time U.S. champion
  • Won the 800 at the 2000 Millrose Games in her final appearance in the event
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     Latasha Colander-Richardson
    Age: 24 Height: 5'5" Weight: 115
    Birthdate: Aug. 23, 1976
    Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.

    Event: 400 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • World-record holder in the 4x200 relay
  • Won the 400 at the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials
  • Three-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion (1995, 1996, 1997)
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     Michelle Collins
    Age: 29 Height: 5'9" Weight: 137
    Birthdate: Feb. 12, 1971
    Hometown: Garland, Texas

    Event: 400 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • 1999 World Outdoor silver medalist in the 4x400 relay
  • Finished third at the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials
  • Third at the 1999 U.S. Outdoor championship
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     Jessica Cross
    Age: 24 Height: 5'10" Weight: 193
    Birthdate: Oct. 5, 1975
    Hometown: Laramie, Wyo.

    Event: Hammer Throw
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Became the first American since Ralph Rose in 1912 to qualify for the Olympics in both the Shotput and the Hammer
  • Set personal records in both the indoor shotput and the hammer on July 1, 2000
  • Went to the University of Wyoming on a basketball scholarship
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     Karol Damon
    Age: 30 Height: 5'10" Weight: 127
    Birthdate: Dec. 20, 1969
    Hometown: Austin, Texas

    Event: High Jump
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won the High Jump at the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials
  • 1999 U.S. Outdoor Championships team member
  • Finished fourth at the 1994 Pan Am Games
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     Stacy Dragila
    Age: 29 Height: 5'8" Weight: 140
    Birthdate: March 25, 1921
    Hometown: Auburn, Calif.

    Event: Pole Vault
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • 1998 U.S. Indoor champion, with a personal-best vault of 14' 8.75"
  • 1997 U.S. Indoor champion
  • Gold medalist at the 1997 World Championships, setting a world record of 14' 5.25"
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     Gail Devers
    Age: 33 Height: 5'3" Weight: 120
    Birthdate: Nov. 19, 1966
    Hometown: National City, Calif.

    Event: 100 meters, 100-meter hurdles
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her fourth Olympics, after winning gold in the 100 meters in the 1992 Barcelona Games and the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Three-time world champion in the 100-meter hurdles
  • Two-time World Indoor 60-meter champion
  • 1993 world champion in the 100 meters
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     Deena Drossin
    Age: 27 Height: 5'4" Weight: 105
    Birthdate: Feb. 14, 1973
    Hometown: Alamosa, Colo.

    Event: 10,000 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won the 10,000 meters at the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials
  • Three-time defending U.S. 8-kilometer Cross-Country champion
  • Third in 10,000 at the 1999 U.S. Outdoor championships
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     Elva Dryer
    Age: 28 Height: 5'5" Weight: 112
    Birthdate: Sept. 26, 1971
    Hometown: Durango, Colo.

    Event: 5,000 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Finished third in the 5,000 at the 1999 U.S. Outdoor championships
  • 1998 U.S. Indoor champion in the 3,000
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     Dawn Dumble
    Age: 28 Height: 5'8" Weight: 190
    Birthdate: Feb. 25, 1972
    Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

    Event: Shot Put
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Three-time NCAA champion
  • Finished third in the 1996 U.S. Olympic trials
  • Placed fourth in the shot put at the 1999 U.S. Indoor championships
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     Chryste Gaines
    Age: 30 Height: 5'7" Weight: 130
    Birthdate: Sept. 14, 1970
    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

    Event: 100 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics, after winning a gold medal in the 4x100 relay at the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Gold medalist at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships in the 4x100 relay
  • Finished second in the 100 meters in 1997 and 1998 U.S. Outdoor Championships
  • 1995 Pan Am Champion in the 100 meters
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     Nicole Gamble
    Age: 23 Height: 5'5" Weight: 123
    Birthdate: June 21, 1977
    Hometown: Sumter, S.C.

    Event: Triple Jump
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials with a personal best of 45' 9.75"
  • 1999 NCAA Indoor champion
  • 1996 U.S. junior champion
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     Sandra Glover
    Age: 31 Height: 5'7" Weight: 125
    Birthdate: Dec. 30, 1968
    Hometown: Palestine, Texas

    Event: 400-meter hurdles
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • 1999 U.S. Outdoor champion
  • Fifth at the 1999 World Championships
  • Personal best in the 400-meter hurdles is 53.65
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     Dawn Ellerbee
    Age: 26 Height: 6'2" Weight: 240
    Birthdate: April 3, 1974
    Hometown: Laramie, Wyo.

    Event: Hammer Throw
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Holds the world record in the 20-pound hammer throw (77' 5.25")
  • Four-time U.S. Outdoor champion in Hammer
  • Five-time U.S. Indoor champion in Hammer
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     Suzy Favor-Hamilton
    Age: 32 Height: 5'4" Weight: 105
    Birthdate: Aug. 8, 1968
    Hometown: Stevens Point, Wisc.

    Event: 1,500 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her third Olympics, after running in the 1996 Atlanta and 1992 Barcelona Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Nine-time NCAA champion
  • Three-time U.S. Outdoor champion in the 1,500 meters
  • Three-time World team member
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     Libbie Hickman
    Age: 35 Height: 5'6" Weight: 115
    Birthdate: Feb. 17, 1965
    Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.

    Event: 10,000 meters
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Placed third in 2000 U.S. Olympic trials in 10,000 meters
  • 1999 U.S. Outdoor champion in 10,000
  • Second in 5,000 at U.S. Outdoor championships
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     Tiombe Hurd
    Age: 27 Height: 5'10" Weight: 140
    Birthdate: Aug. 17, 1973
    Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

    Event: Triple Jump
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Finished third at 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Won 2000 U.S. Indoor, with personal-record jump of 46-1.5
  • Second at 1999 U.S. Outdoors
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     Sheila Hudson
    Age: 33 Height: 5'5" Weight: 108
    Birthdate: June 30, 1967
    Hometown: Bellingham, Wash.

    Event: Triple Jump
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics. She reached the finals in the inaugural Olympic Triple Jump at 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Finished second in 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Holds American record in triple jump of 47-3.5, set in 1995
  • Six-time U.S. Champion
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