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Sunday, August 8, 2010

HISTORY OF THE 100 YARD DASH



The 100 yard dash is a track and field event of 100 yards or 91.44 metres. It was part of the Commonwealth Games until 1966, and was included in the decathlon of the Olympics, at least in 1904. It is not generally used in international events (having been replaced by the 100 metre sprint). However, it is still occasionally run in the United States in certain competitions.

[edit] Notable 100 yard dash runners
Athlete Date Time Remarks Ref
F. C. Saportas 1870 10.5 Official world record
W. C. Wilmer 1878 10.0 Official world record
Arthur Wharton 1886 10.0 Tied official world record
J. Owen, Jr. 1890 9.8 Official world record
R.P. Williams 1906 9.0 5 Separate Time Pieces-Verified in Jim Thorpe Article on Bottom of This Page
D. J. Kelly 1906 9.6 Official world record
Jack Donaldson Johannesburg, 1910 9.375 World Record
Eric Liddell 1924 9.7 British record
Eddie Tolan 1929 9.5 Official world record
Frank Wykoff Chicago June 7, 1930 9.4 Official world record, without starting blocks
Jesse Owens 1933 9.4 Tied the world record, set U.S. high school record
Mel Patton 1948 9.3 Official world record
James Jackson 1954 9.4 Tied U.S. high-school record, Alameda High School in Alameda, California
Ken Irvine 1961 9.3 Tied professional 100 yard world record
Frank Budd 1962 9.2 Official world record
Bob Hayes 1962 9.35
Charles Greene 1967 9.21
Bob Hayes 1964 9.1 Manual time
John Carlos 1969 9.1 Manual time, equalled Hayes's world record
Houston McTear early 1970s 9.0 Unofficial and hand-timed. In 1975 registered a time of 9.30 seconds.
Jim Prewitt of Corpus Christ Carroll Electronic Timed Texas Relays 100 yard dash 1973 9.7

Ref: Texas Relays

Pharnell Raines 1971 9.2 High School Record, Manual timed, Fort Myers, Florida
Ivory Crockett 1974 9.0 Manual time
Asafa Powell 2010 9.07+ (-0.5 m/s) Official World Best [1]

+ = in route to longer distance

Why is the 100 yard dash record ignored and it would be great to actually see officially a human run under 9.0 for the 100 yard dash which has been done en route to 100 meter times under 9.90.

This is an open invitation to all those involved in track lore to offically go for under the 9.0 flat barrier.

Notable 100 yard dash runners
Athlete Date Time Remarks Ref
F. C. Saportas 1870 10.5 Official world record
W. C. Wilmer 1878 10.0 Official world record
Arthur Wharton 1886 10.0 Tied official world record
J. Owen, Jr. 1890 9.8 Official world record
R.P. Williams 1906 9.0 5 Separate Time Pieces-Verified in Jim Thorpe Article on Bottom of This Page
D. J. Kelly 1906 9.6 Official world record
Jack Donaldson Johannesburg, 1910 9.375 World Record
Eric Liddell 1924 9.7 British record
Eddie Tolan 1929 9.5 Official world record
Frank Wykoff Chicago June 7, 1930 9.4 Official world record, without starting blocks
Jesse Owens 1933 9.4 Tied the world record, set U.S. high school record
Mel Patton 1948 9.3 Official world record
James Jackson 1954 9.4 Tied U.S. high-school record, Alameda High School in Alameda, California
Ken Irvine 1961 9.3 Tied professional 100 yard world record
Frank Budd 1962 9.2 Official world record
Bob Hayes 1962 9.35
Charles Greene 1967 9.21
Bob Hayes 1964 9.1 Manual time
John Carlos 1969 9.1 Manual time, equalled Hayes's world record
Houston McTear early 1970s 9.0 Unofficial and hand-timed. In 1975 registered a time of 9.30 seconds.
Jim Prewitt of Corpus Christ Carroll Electronic Timed Texas Relays 100 yard dash 1973 9.7

Ref: Texas Relays

Pharnell Raines 1971 9.2 High School Record, Manual timed, Fort Myers, Florida
Ivory Crockett 1974 9.0 Manual time
Asafa Powell 2010 9.07+ (-0.5 m/s) Official World Best [1]

+ = in route to longer distance

1 comment:

SalsaZensations said...

volliTrying looking at the rest of the world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Jerome

Achievements1960 World Record 100 m: 10.0 (tied record of Armin Hary)
1960 Olympic Games 100 m Canadian team member
1961 World Record 100 yds: 9.3
1962 World Record 100 yds: 9.2
1963 World Record 60 yds Indoor: 6.0
1964 Summer Olympics 100 m: 3rd 10.2 / 200 m: 4th 20.7
1966 World Record 100 yds: 9.1
1966 Commonwealth Games 100 yds: 1st 9.4
1967 Pan American Games 100 m 1st 10.2
1968 Summer Olympics 100 m: 7th 10.2