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American Women's Outdoor Records

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Track and field records for American women as recognized by USA Track & Field.

1. 100 Meters

Florence Griffith-Joyner, 10.49. July 16, 1988. Griffith-Joyner set the world record at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials. As of 2012, nobody has come close to challenging her mark.

2. 200 Meters

Florence Griffith-Joyner, 21.34. September 29, 1988. Griffith-Joyner set the world record while on her way to gold at the 1988 Olympics.

3. 400 Meters

Sanya Richards, 48.70. September 17, 2006.

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4. 800 Meters

Jearl Miles-Clark, 1:56.40. August 11, 1999.

5. 1000 Meters

Regina Jacobs, 2:31.80. July 2, 1999.

6. 1500 Meters

Mary Slaney, 3:57.12. July 26, 1983.

7. 1 Mile

Mary Slaney, 4:16.71. August 21, 1985.

8. 2000 Meters

Mary Slaney, 5:32.70. August 3, 1984.

9. 3000 Meters

Mary Slaney, 8:25.83. September 7, 1985.

10. 5000 Meters

Molly Huddle, 14:44.76. August 27, 2010.

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