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Rick Sloan

Full name: Richard Donald "Rick" Sloan
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: November 10, 1946 in Fullerton, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Rick Sloan was runner-up in the 1969 AAU decathlon. He competed for UCLA and the Southern Cal Striders. Sloan was the first UCLA athlete to clear 7-0 in the high jump and was also an All-American in the pole vault. He captained the Bruin track team as a senior and was the fourth American to surpass 8,000 points in the decathlon. He was ranked second in the United States in 1968 and 1969 in the decathlon, and ranked 10th in the world in 1969.

After college Sloan became a track coach, starting at the California Institute of Technology and Pasadena City College in 1972. He later coached at Mt. San Antonio Junior College (Mt. SAC) before moving to Washington State University in 1973 as an assistant coach. He was made associate head coach at WSU in 1982 and head coach of the men’s team in 1994. In 1995, Sloan was named head coach of the men’s and women’s teams for the Cougars, holding those positions for almost 20 years, before retiring in 2014.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1967); 400 – 48.6 (1967); 110H – 15.2 (1967); HJ – 2.14 (7-0½) (1968); LJ – 6.93 (22-9) (1967); PV – 5.08 (16-8) (1967); DT – 47.34 (155-4) (1967); JT – 63.50 (208-4) (1969); Dec – 7951 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 7

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT) T(H) T(A) D P(1962T) P(1985T) H T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Standings 7 7.692 7.553 7.618
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 100 metres 23T 756 765 799 11.2 11.28
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Seven 4 756 765 799 11.2 11.28
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Long jump 25 6.72 761 748
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Shot put 13 14.07 733 733
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States High jump 1 OB 942 896 2.10
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 400 metres 18 762 763 767 51.0 51.05
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Six 6 762 763 767 51.0 51.05
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 17T 797 762 789 15.5 15.51
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Four 2 797 762 789 15.5 15.51
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Discus throw 7 45.58 792 779
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Pole vault 1T OB 1.017 865 4.85
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Javelin throw 15 49.90 632 587
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 1,500 metres 3 4:44.02 500 4:44.0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Three 2 4:44.02 500 4:44.0
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