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Jane Frederick

Full name: Jane Wardwell Frederick
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 7, 1952 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Colorado Buffaloes, Boulder (USA) / Los Angeles Track Club, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jane Frederick was the first great American female multi-eventer, setting 22 American records in the pentathlon (15) and heptathlon (7). Although she competed at two Olympics, she missed the 1980 Olympics because of the boycott and the 1984 Olympics because of injury. She won nine US outdoor multi-championships, the pentathlon in 1972-73, 1975-76, and 1979, and the heptathlon in 1981, 1983, and 1985-86. Frederick also won the AIAW pentathlon in 1973, while competing for the University of Colorado, and was AAU Champion in the 100 hurdles in 1975-76. She was the gold medalist in the 1975 World University Games pentathlon, and was silver medalist at that event in 1977. Frederick was ranked #1 in the US in the multis every year from 1975-85, save 1980, and was ranked #1 in the world in the heptathlon in 1985. After college, she competed for [Athletics West], and has since become a track coach at the [University of Texas].

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.8 (1977); 200 – 24.12 (1976); 800 – 2:10.25 (1984); 100H – 13.24 (1977); HJ – 6-2¼ [1.88] (1983); LJ – 21-7¼ [6.58] (1984); SP – 53-5¾ [16.30] (1987); JT – 173-0 [52.73] (1984); Hep – 6803 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Women's Pentathlon United States USA 21
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's Pentathlon United States USA 7

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1971AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1971T) P(1985T) H C/F/P
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Final Standings 21 4.167 4.095
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States 100 metre hurdles 24 793 895 14.60
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States 100 metre hurdles Heat Two 7 793 895 14.60
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Shot put 13 12.92 775 722
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 12.92
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 12.63
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 12.69
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 6T 974 903 1.74
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.55 metres NP o
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.60 metres NP o
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.65 metres NP o
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.68 metres NP o
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.71 metres NP xxo
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.74 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States High jump 1.76 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Long jump 24T 5.60 817 729
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 5.60
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP foul
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 5.54
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States 200 metres 24 808 846 25.45
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States 200 metres Heat One 5 808 846 25.45
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Final Standings 7 4.566 4.564
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States 100 metre hurdles 7 926 1.044 13.54
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States 100 metre hurdles Heat Two 3 926 1.044 13.54
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put 6 14.55 870 831
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 14.35
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 14.55
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 13.47
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 6 993 928 1.76
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.64 metres NP o
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.68 metres NP o
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.71 metres NP o
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.74 metres NP o
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.76 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.78 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump 11 5.99 904 846
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 5.99
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP foul
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States 200 metres 9 873 915 24.70
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States 200 metres Heat Three 6 873 915 24.70