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Eleanor Montgomery

Inducted: 2013, Athlete

Born: November 13, 1946 - Cleavland, Ohio

Events: High Jump

Eleanor Montgomery joins the National Track & Field Hall of Fame alongside current members
and Tennessee State Tigerbelle teammates
Wilma Rudolph, Wyomia Tyus, Madeline Manning,
Martha Watson, Mae Faggs, Edith McGuire,
Willye White and Chandra Cheeseborough,
as well as coach Ed Temple. As an athlete at Tennessee State, Montgomery quickly established herself as the top high jumper in the country, winning a total of 13 AAU Indoor and Outdoor titles. Her accomplishments also included winning the high jump at both the 1963 and 1967 Pan American Games where set the meet record at the 1963 competition. Between 1967 and 1969, Montgomery set the American indoor and outdoor record in the event a total of six times. She twice qualified for the Olympic Games (1964 and 1968) and in 1967 was ranked No. 2 in the world in the event. She is also a member of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.


1969- US National Championships (1st)

1968- Olympic Games (19th)

1967- US National Championships (1st)
           Pan American Games (1st)

1966- US National Championships (1st)

1965- US National Championships (1st)

1964- US National Championships (1st)
           Olympic Games (8th)

1963- US National Championships (1st)
           Pan American Games (1st)

1962- US National Championships (6th)

Education: Tennessee State University

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