Merlene Ottey

Nebraska, 1980-83, sprints

Merlene Ottey did not always compete in dual meets, but when she did she set a record. In just five of these kinds of meets, she broke a world indoor record in every indoor meet and broke the collegiate dual meet record in every outdoor race. Thirty years later her 100 meter dual meet record still stands, and her 200 and 400 times are still in the top ten marks ever achieved at dual meets. It’s a brief but unparalleled list of achievements.

1/26/80 vs Kansas State 1st 60y 6.82
1st 300y 34.13 WR
1/30/82 vs Kansas State 1st 60y 6.77
1st 300y 33.10 WR
5/1/82 vs Minnesota 1st 200m 22.96 DMR
1st 400m 52.67 DMR
3/26/83 at Texas
w/ Tennessee
& New Mexico
1st 400m 51.59 DMR
5/6/83 vs Minnesota 1st 100m 11.07 DMR

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