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55 metres is a sprint event in track and field. It is a relatively uncommon non-championship event for indoor track and field. The history of the event lies in the 60-yard dash, which roughly equates to 55 metres. For this reason, the event is most popular in countries which use or have used imperial measurements, especially the United States. Unlike the 50 metres and 60 metres running events, the 55 metres is not an IAAF recognised event.[1]

Contents

1 All-time top 25

1.1 Men 1.2 Women

2 Season's bests

2.1 Men 2.2 Women

3 References

All-time top 25[edit] Indoor results only

A = affected by altitude

Men[edit]

Correct as of December 2017.[2]

Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref

1 5.99 A Obadele Thompson  Barbados 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs

2 6.00 Lee McRae  United States 14 March 1986 Oklahoma City

3 6.02 A Leo Myles-Mills  Ghana 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs

4 6.03 Sam Graddy  United States 14 March 1986 Oklahoma City

Carl Lewis  United States 5 February 1983 Dallas

6 6.04 André Cason  United States 9 March 1990 Indianapolis

6.04 A Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 1 February 1997 Flagstaff

8 6.05 Brian Cooper  United States 13 February 1988 East Rutherford

Stanley Floyd  United States 31 January 1981 Dallas

10 6.06 Tim Harden  United States 9 March 1996 Indianapolis

Emmit King  United States 26 February 1988 New York City

Fred Johnson  United States 16 March 1985 Fargo

Houston McTear  United States 24 February 1978 New York City

6.06 A Marcus Brunson  United States 20 February 1999 Reno

Felix Andam  Ghana 28 February 1998 Colorado Springs

Syan Williams  Jamaica 14 February 1998 Colorado Springs

Keith Williams  United States 15 February 1997 Colorado Springs

18 6.07 Leonard Scott  United States 20 February 1999 Gainesville

Ousmane Diarra  Mali 10 February 1996 Ames

Raghib Ismail  United States 8 February 1991 West Lafayette

Ray Stewart  Jamaica 11 March 1989 Indianapolis

Ron Brown  United States 4 February 1984 Dallas

6.07 A Obadiah Cooper  United States 21 February 1998 Flagstaff

24 6.08 Marvin Bracy  United States 29 January 2012 Gainesville

Michael Green  Jamaica 14 March 1992 Indianapolis

Phil Epps  United States 5 March 1983 Dallas

Rod Richardson  United States 13 March 1982 Pontiac

James Sanford  United States 20 February 1981 San Diego

6.08 A Bernard Williams  United States 21 February 1998 Colorado Springs

Women[edit]

Correct as of February 2018.[3]

Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref

1 6.65 Savatheda Fynes  Bahamas 8 March 1997 Indianapolis

2 6.68 A Peta-Gaye Dowdie  Jamaica 6 February 1998 Colorado Springs

Aleisha Latimer  United States 19 January 1996 Boulder

4 6.69 Tianna Bartoletta  United States 24 January 2009 Gainesville

5 6.70 Santana Lowery  United States 7 March 2009 Lubbock

Lauryn Williams  United States 1 February 2004 Gainesville

7 6.71 Nolle Graham  Jamaica 27 January 2007 Gainesville

Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 26 February 2006 Gainesville

Debbie Ferguson McKenzie  Bahamas 21 February 1999 Gainesville

6.71 A Giesla Jackson  United States 14 February 1998 Colorado Springs

11 6.72 Shalonda Solomon  United States 21 February 2009 Columbia

Amberly Nesbitt  United States 26 February 2006 Gainesville

Toya Brown  United States 7 February 1998 Norman

14 6.73 A Jerayah Davis  United States 9 December 2016 Laramie [4]

Shakedia Jones  United States 28 February 1998 Reno

Hydie Ann Harper  Trinidad and Tobago 27 February 1998 Colorado Springs

Juan Ball  United States 31 January 1998 Reno

6.73 Sheri-Ann Brooks  Jamaica 17 January 2013 Gainesville

Shayla Mahan  United States 18 February 2012 Columbia

Kya Brookins  United States 27 January 2007 Gainesville

Kelly-Ann Baptiste  Trinidad and Tobago 26 February 2006 Gainesville

Elva Goulbourne  Jamaica 2 March 2003 Gainesville

Angela Williams  United States 15 February 2003 Los Angeles

Muna Lee  United States 9 February 2003 Gainesville

25 6.74 Sabrina Kelly  United States 8 March 1997 Indianapolis

6.74 A Benita Kelley  United States 6 February 1998 Colorado Springs

6.74 LaKeisha Backus  United States 7 February 1998 Norman

6.74 A Angela Daigle-Bowen  United States 27 February 1998 Colorado Springs

6.74 Toyin Olupona  Canada 20 February 2004 Knoxville

Fana Ashby  Trinidad and Tobago 6 February 2005 Gainesville

Season's bests[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Mark Athlete Place

1978 6.06  Houston McTear (USA) New York City

1981 6.05  Stanley Floyd (USA) Dallas

1982 6.08  Rod Richardson (USA) Pontiac

1983 6.03  Carl Lewis (USA) Dallas

1984 6.07  Ron Brown (USA) Dallas

1985 6.06  Fred Johnson (USA) Fargo

1986 6.00  Lee McRae (USA) Oklahoma City

1988 6.05  Brian Cooper (USA) East Rutherford

1989 6.07  Ray Stewart (JAM) Indianapolis

1990 6.04  Andre Cason (USA) Indianapolis

1991 6.07  Raghib Ismail (USA) West Lafayette

1992 6.08  Michael Green (JAM) Indianapolis

1994 6.09  Mark Witherspoon (USA) Cedar Falls

1996 6.06  Tim Harden (USA) Indianapolis

1997 5.99 A  Obadele Thompson (BAR) Colorado Springs

1998 6.06 A  Felix Andam (GHA) Colorado Springs

 Syan Williams (JAM)

1999 6.06 A  Marcus Brunson (USA) Reno

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012 6.08  Marvin Bracy (USA) Gainesville

2013

2014

2015

2016 6.24  Dawson Lack (USA) Cheney

2017 6.00  Rajheik Ibar (USA) Fort Defiance

Women[edit]

Year Mark Athlete Place

1996 6.68 A  Aleisha Latimer (USA) Boulder

1997 6.65  Savatheda Fynes (BAH) Indianapolis

1998 6.68 A  Peta-Gaye Dowdie (JAM) Colorado Springs

1999 6.71  Debbie Ferguson McKenzie (BAH) Gainesville

2003 6.73  Elva Goulbourne (JAM) Gainesville

 Angela Williams (USA) Los Angeles

 Muna Lee (USA) Gainesville

2004 6.70  Lauryn Williams (USA) Gainesville

2005 6.74  Fana Ashby (TTO) Gainesville

2006 6.71  Kerron Stewart (JAM) Gainesville

2007 6.71  Nolle Graham (JAM) Gainesville

2008

2009 6.69  Tianna Bartoletta (USA) Gainesville

2010

2011

2012 6.73  Shayla Mahan (USA) Columbia

2013 6.73  Sheri-Ann Brooks (JAM) Gainesville

2014 6.45  Daequon Carr (USA) Winston-Salem

2015

2016 6.73 A  Jerayah Davis (USA) Laramie

2017 6.75 A  Jerayah Davis (USA) Laramie

References[edit]

^ IAAF records. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-01-05. ^ "All-time men's best 55m". tilastopaja.net. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.  ^ "All-time women's best 55m". tilastopaja.net. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.  ^ "Wyoming Power Meet 2016 Results" (PDF). uncbears.com. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 

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