Full name: Leahseneth "Lacey" O'Neal
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: March 30, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Sports International Track Club
Country: United States
Lacey O’Neal began sprinting and hurdling in her native Hawai’i, though her team had little funds. They ran on a grass or dirt track and had difficulty going to meets on the mainland. She managed to make two Olympic teams, in 1964 and 1972, and also competed for the US twice in dual meets in 1961 against the Soviet Union and West Germany. She attended the University of Hawai’i and ran for Sports International Track Club. O’Neal is best remembered for coining the word, “girlcott” in reference to the proposed 1968 boycott of the Olympic by black American athletes. O’Neal stated that the black females would not girlcott, because they were still trying to make strides for female athletes. The term was later used by many other women, notably Billie Jean King.
Personal Bests: 100 – 11.7 (1972); 100H – 13.1 (1972); SP – 38-11i [11.86] (1972).
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||Women's 80 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||7 h2 r2/3|
|1972 Summer||28||München||Athletics||Women's 100 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||7 h2 r2/3|
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||7||10.9||10,99|
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||4||QU||10.9w||10.93w|