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Sheila Ann Echols (born October 2, 1964) is a retired track and field athlete from the United States
United States
who competed in the 100 metres
100 metres
and the long jump. She won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in the 4 x 100 m relay. She also won the 1989 IAAF World Cup
IAAF World Cup
100 m title. Career[edit] Echols was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, she won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay, alongside team mates Alice Brown, 100 m gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner
Florence Griffith Joyner
and 100 m silver medalist Evelyn Ashford. They ran 41.98 seconds. She was also an international long jumper and competed in that event at two Olympics. In Seoul, she failed to qualify for the final, placing 16th with a jump of 6.37m. In 1992, at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in Barcelona, she placed 7th in the final with a jump of 6.62m. She won a silver medal in the sprint relay at the 1993 World Championships, where she ran in the heats but not the final. Her biggest individual success came when she won the 1989 World Cup 100 metres
100 metres
title ahead of Mary Onyali
Mary Onyali
and Reigning World Champion Silke Gladisch-Moller. Her 100 metres
100 metres
personal best of 10.83 was achieved at the 1988 US Olympic Trials. Echols ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University. Personal bests[edit]

Long jump
Long jump
— 6.94m (1987) 100 metres
100 metres
— 10.83 (1988)

References[edit]

"Sheila Echols". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 

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Olympic champions in women's 4×100 m relay

1928  Rosenfeld, Smith, Bell, Cook (CAN) 1932  Carew, Furtsch, Rogers, von Bremen (USA) 1936  Bland, Rogers, Robinson, Stephens (USA) 1948  Stad-de Jong, Witziers-Timmer, van der Kade-Koudijs, Blankers-Koen (NED) 1952  Faggs, Jones, Moreau, Hardy (USA) 1956  Strickland de la Hunty, Croker, Mellor, Cuthbert (AUS) 1960  Hudson, Williams, Jones, Rudolph (USA) 1964  Ciepły, Kirszenstein, Górecka, Kłobukowska (POL) 1968  Ferrell, Bailes, Netter, Tyus (USA) 1972  Krause, Mickler, Richter, Rosendahl (FRG) 1976  Göhr, Stecher, Bodendorf, Wöckel (GDR) 1980  Müller, Wöckel, Auerswald, Göhr (GDR) 1984  Brown, Bolden, Cheeseborough, Ashford (USA) 1988  Brown, Echols, Griffith Joyner, Ashford (USA) 1992  Ashford, Jones, Guidry, Torrence, Finn (USA) 1996  Devers, Miller, Gaines, Torrence, Guidry (USA) 2000  Fynes, Sturrup, Davis-Thompson, Ferguson, Lewis (BAH) 2004  Lawrence, Simpson, Bailey, Campbell, McDonald (JAM) 2008  Borlée, Mariën, Ouédraogo, Gevaert (BEL) 2012  Madison, Felix, Knight, Jeter, Tarmoh, Williams (USA) 2016  Bartoletta, Felix, Bowie, Gardner, Akinosun (USA)

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IAAF World / Continental Cup champions in women's 100 metres

1977: Marlies Göhr
Marlies Göhr
(GDR) 1979: Evelyn Ashford (USA) 1981: Evelyn Ashford (USA) 1985: Marlies Göhr
Marlies Göhr
(GDR) 1989: Sheila Echols (USA) 1992: Natalya Voronova (RUS) 1994: Irina Privalova (RUS) 1998: Marion Jones
Marion Jones
(USA) 2002: Tayna Lawrence (JAM) 2006: Sherone Simpson (JAM) 2010: Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
(TRI) 2014: Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown
(JAM)

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US National Championship winners in women's 100-meter dash

1923–1979 Amateur Athletic Union

1923–1924: Frances Ruppert 1925: Helen Filkey 1926: Rosa Grosse 1927–1928OT: Elta Cartwright 1929: Betty Robinson 1930: Stella Walsh 1931: Eleanor Egg 1932OT: Wilhelmina von Bremen 1933: Annette Rogers 1934: not held 1935–1936: Helen Stephens 1937: Claire Isicson 1938: Lula Hymes 1939: Olive Hasenfus 1940–1941: Jean Lane 1942: Alice Coachman 1943–1944: Stella Walsh 1945–1946: Alice Coachman 1947: Juanita Watson 1948: Stella Walsh 1949–1950: Jean Patton 1951: Mary McNabb 1952: Catherine Hardy 1953–1954: Barbara Jones 1955–1956: Mae Faggs 1957: Barbara Jones 1958: Margaret Matthews 1959–1962: Wilma Rudolph 1963: Edith McGuire 1964–1966: Wyomia Tyus 1967: Barbara Ferrell 1968: Margaret Bailes 1969: Barbara Ferrell 1970: Chi Cheng (TWN) * Iris Davis 1971: Iris Davis 1972: Alice Annum (GHA) * (3) Iris Davis 1973: Iris Davis 1974: Renaye Bowen 1975: Rosalyn Bryant 1976: Chandra Cheeseborough 1977: Evelyn Ashford 1978: Leleith Hodges (JAM) * Brenda Morehead 1979: Evelyn Ashford

1980–1992 The Athletics Congress

1980: Alice Brown 1981–1983: Evelyn Ashford 1984 Merlene Ottey
Merlene Ottey
(JAM) * Alice Brown 1985: Merlene Ottey
Merlene Ottey
(JAM) * Pam Marshall 1986: Pam Marshall 1987: Diane Williams 1988: Sheila Echols 1989: Dawn Sowell 1990: Michelle Finn 1991: Carlette Guidry 1992OT: Gwen Torrence

1993–present USA Track & Field

1993–1994: Gail Devers 1995–1996OT: Gwen Torrence 1997–1998: Marion Jones 1999: Inger Miller 2000OT: Marion Jones 2001: Chryste Gaines 2002: Marion Jones 2003: Torri Edwards 2004OT: LaTasha Colander 2005: Me'Lisa Barber 2006: Marion Jones 2007: Torri Edwards 2008OT: Muna Lee 2009: Carmelita Jeter 2010: Allyson Felix 2011–2012OT: Carmelita Jeter 2013: English Gardner 2014: Tianna Bartoletta 2015: Tori Bowie 2016OT: English Gardner 2017: Tori Bowie

Notes

OT: 1928, 1932, and since 1992, championships incorporated the Olympic Trials, otherwise held as a discrete event.

Distance:The event was over 100 yards until 1927; from 1929-31, 1955, 1957-8, 1961-2, 1965-6, 1969-70 and 1973-4

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US National Championship winners in women's long jump

1923–1979 Amateur Athletic Union

1923: Helen Dinnehey 1924: Dorothy Walsh 1925: Helen Filkey 1926: Nellie Todd 1927: Eleanor Egg 1928: Elta Cartwright 1929: Nellie Todd 1930: Stella Walsh 1931: Babe Didrikson 1932: Nellie Todd 1933: Genevieve Valvoda 1934: Not held 1935: Etta Tate 1936: Mable Smith 1937–8: Lula Hymes 1939: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lula Mae Hymes 1940–41: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lucy Newell 1942–45: Stella Walsh (POL) * Rowena Harrison 1946: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lillian Young 1947: Lillie Purifoy 1948: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lillian Young 1949–50: Mabel Landry 1951: Stella Walsh (POL) * Nancy Phillips 1952–3: Mabel Landry 1954–5: Nancy Phillips 1956–9: Margaret Mathews 1960–2: Willye White 1963: Edith McGuire 1964–6: Willye White 1967: Pat Connolly 1968–70: Willye White 1971: Kim Attlesey 1972: Willye White 1973–75: Martha Watson 1976: Kathy McMillan 1977–8: Jodi Anderson 1979: Kathy McMillan

1980–1992 The Athletics Congress

1980–1: Jodi Anderson 1982–3: Carol Lewis 1984: Shonel Ferguson (BAH) 1985–6: Carol Lewis 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988: Sheila Echols 1989: Claire Connor 1990–2: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

1993–present USA Track & Field

1993–6OT: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1997–8: Marion Jones 1999: Dawn Burrell 2000OT: Marion Jones 2001: Jenny Adams 2002: Brianna Glenn 2003: Grace Upshaw 2004OT: Marion Jones 2005: Grace Upshaw 2006: Rose Richmond 2007: Grace Upshaw 2008OT–12OT: Brittney Reese 2013: Janay DeLoach Soukup 2014: Brittney Reese 2015: Tianna Bartoletta 2016OT: Brittney Reese 2017: Tianna Bartoletta

Notes

OT: Since 1992, championships incorporated the Olympic Trials in Olympic years, otherwise held as a discrete event.

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1988 USA Olympic Track & Field Team

Qualification

1988 United States
United States
Olympic Trials (track and field)

Men's track & road athletes

Brian Abshire Jeff Atkinson Tracy Baskin Bruce Bickford Arthur Blake Terry Brahm Tonie Campbell Mark Conover Mark Deady Joe DeLoach Brian Diemer Danny Everett Mark Everett Marco Evoniuk Ed Eyestone Johnny Gray Jim Heiring Andy Kaestner Roger Kingdom Carl Lewis Steve Lewis Tim Lewis Sydney Maree Henry Marsh Roy Martin Antonio McKay (r) Lee McNeill (r) Dennis Mitchell Gary Morgan Edwin Moses Doug Padilla Pete Pfitzinger Andre Phillips Steve Plasencia Pat Porter Butch Reynolds Albert Robinson (r) Kevin Robinzine (r) Carl Schueler Steve Scott Calvin Smith Andrew Valmon (r) Kevin Young

Men's field athletes

Willie Banks Randy Barnes Earl Bell Tim Bright Mike Buncic Robert Cannon Hollis Conway Brian Crouser Lance Deal Jim Doehring Ken Flax Randy Heisler Jim Howard Dave Johnson Gary Kinder Carl Lewis Jud Logan Larry Myricks Billy Olson Tom Petranoff Mike Powell Charles Simpkins Brian Stanton Dave Stephens Gregg Tafralis Kory Tarpenning Mac Wilkins

Women's track & road athletes

Evelyn Ashford Valerie Brisco Alice Brown (r) Joetta Clark Gail Devers-Roberts Nancy Ditz Diane Dixon Sheila Echols (r) Kim Gallagher Margaret Groos Denean Howard-Hill Sherri Howard (r) Vicki Huber Jacqueline Humphrey Regina Jacobs Lynn Jennings Florence Griffith Joyner Francie Larrieu-Smith Lillie Leatherwood (r) Pam Marshall LaVonna Martin Leslie Maxie Lynn Nelson Cathy O'Brien PattiSue Plumer LaTanya Sheffield Mary Decker
Mary Decker
Slaney Gwen Torrence Delisa Walton-Floyd Schowonda Williams Dannette Young (r)

Women's field athletes

Wendy Brown Carol Cady Bonnie Dasse Sheila Echols Cindy Greiner Jackie Joyner-Kersee Trish King Carol Lewis Donna Mayhew Ramona Pagel Connie Price Louise Ritter Karin Smith Coleen Sommer Lynda Sutfin

Coaches

Stan Huntsman (men's head coach) Dean Hayes (men's assistant coach) Irving "Moon" Mondschein (men's assistant coach) Tom Pagani (men's assistant coach) Russ Rogers (men's assistant coach) Joe Vigil (men's assistant coach) Terry Crawford (women's head coach) Ken Foreman (women's assistant coach) Dave Rodda (women's assistant coach) Fred Thompson (women's assistant coach)

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1992 USA Olympic Track & Field Team

Qualification

1992 United States
United States
Olympic Trials (track and field)

Men's track & road athletes

Michael Bates Arthur Blake Leroy Burrell Mark Croghan Tony Dees Brian Diemer Danny Everett Mark Everett Marco Evoniuk Ed Eyestone Johnny Gray Darnell Hall (r) Terrance Herrington Steve Holman Allen James Chip Jenkins James Jett (r) Michael Johnson Bob Kempainen Bob Kennedy Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis
(r) Steve Lewis Daniel Lopez Michael Marsh Dennis Mitchell McClinton Neal Herm Nelson José Parrilla David Patrick Jack Pierce Steve Plasencia Aaron Ramirez Reuben Reina Carl Schueler Steve Spence Jim Spivey John Trautmann Andrew Valmon (r) Quincy Watts Todd Williams Mark Witherspoon Kevin Young

Men's field athletes

Charles Austin Ron Backes Mike Barnett Brian Blutreich Tim Bright Mike Buncic Mike Conley Hollis Conway Brian Crouser Lance Deal Jim Doehring Ken Flax Joe Greene Dave Johnson Carl Lewis Jud Logan Aric Long Rob Muzzio Darrin Plab Mike Powell Tom Pukstys Charles Simpkins Mike Stulce Kory Tarpenning John Tillman Dave Volz Anthony Washington

Women's track & road athletes

Evelyn Ashford Tonja Buford Joetta Clark Gwynneth Coogan Gail Devers Sandra Farmer-Patrick Michelle Finn Carlette Guidry Suzy Hamilton Victoria Herazo Denean Hill (r) Regina Jacobs Julie Jenkins Lynn Jennings Esther Jones (r) Natasha Kaiser Janis Klecker Francie Larrieu-Smith Debbi Lawrence LaVonna Martin Jearl Miles Cathy O'Brien Annette Peters PattiSue Plumer Meredith Rainey Michelle Rohl Shelly Steely Rochelle Stevens Judi St. Hilaire Lynda Tolbert Gwen Torrence Janeene Vickers Dannette Young (r)

Women's field athletes

Paula Berry Kym Carter Sharon Couch Bonnie Dasse Pam Dukes Sheila Echols Carla Garrett Cindy Greiner Tanya Hughes Jackie Joyner-Kersee Donna Mayhew Penny Neer Ramona Pagel Connie Price-Smith Sue Rembao Amber Welty

Coaches

Mel Rosen (men's head coach) Harry Groves (men's assistant coach) Erv Hunt (men's assistant coach) Ed Jacoby (men's assistant coach) Bill Moultrie (men's assistant coach) Fred Samara (men's assistant coach) Barbara Jacket (women's head coach) Dorothy Doolittle (women's assistant coach) Lance Harter (women's assistant coach) Bert Lyle (women's assistant coach)

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