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Jane Frederick

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Inducted: 2007, athlete

Born: April 7, 1952

Events
Pentathlon - 4708 pts.
Heptathlon - 6803 pts.


Considered one of the top U.S. women's combined-events athletes in history, Frederick won the U.S. combined events national title a record nine times. A two-time Olympian in the pentathlon and heptathlon, Frederick's best finish was seventh at the 1976 Games in Montreal. She competed in two World Outdoor Championships as a member of Team USA, winning the bronze medal in 1987. Frederick set the U.S. heptathlon record on five occasions and was the U.S. pentathlon record holder five times. Frederick's heptathon personal best of 6,803 points places her as the world all-time #14 best performer. Frederick was ranked top ten among world combined eventers by Track & Field News 11 times (#1 in 1985). In addition to her prowess in the heptathlon, Frederick won the U.S. outdoor 100m hurdles titles in 1975 and 1976, and the U.S. indoor hurdles crown in 1977.

Records Held
American Record: Pentathlon - 4169 pts. (June 23, 1972 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4284 pts. (August 4, 1972 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4167 pts. (September 2, 1972 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4391 pts. (June 8, 1974 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4676 pts. (June 20, 1975 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4442 pts. (September 20, 1975 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4732 pts. (March 30, 1976 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4622 pts. (June 21, 1976 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4438 pts. (April 1, 1977 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4306 pts. (May 30, 1977 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4617 pts. (August 19, 1977 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4651 pts. (May 27, 1978 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4704 pts. (June 24, 1978 - )
American Record: Pentathlon - 4708 pts. (May 26, 1979 - )
American Record: Heptathlon - 6104 pts. (April 23, 1981 - )
American Record: Heptathlon - 6291 pts. (May 23, 1981 - )
American Record: Heptathlon - 6438 pts. (May 23, 1982 - )
American Record: Heptathlon - 6491 pts. (July 17, 1982 - )
American Record: Heptathlon - 6678 pts. (July 20, 1984 - )
American Record: Heptathlon - 6803 pts. (September 15, 1984 - )

Championships
1972 Olympic Games: Pentathlon - 4167 pts. (21st)
1976 Olympic Games: Pentathlon - 4566 pts. (7th)
1973 World University Games: Pentathlon - 4087 pts. (5th)
1975 World University Games: Pentathlon - 4442 pts. (1st)
1977 World University Games: Pentathlon - 4625 pts. (2nd)
1987 World Outdoor Championships: Heptathlon - 6502 pts. (3rd)
1972 Olympic Trials: Pentathlon - 4169 pts. (1st)
1972 USA Outdoor Championships: Pentathlon - 4169 pts. (1st)
1973 USA Outdoor Championships: Pentathlon - 4281 pts. (1st)
1975 USA Outdoor Championships: Pentathlon - 4676 pts. (1st)
1975 USA Outdoor Championships: 100 m hurdles - 13.80 (1st)
1976 Olympic Trials: Pentathlon - 4622 pts. (1st)
1976 USA Outdoor Championships: Pentathlon - 4677 pts. (1st)
1976 USA Outdoor Championships: 100 m hurdles - 13.29 (1st)
1977 USA Indoor Championships: 60 m hurdles - 7.30 (1st)
1979 USA Outdoor Championships: Pentathlon - 4506 pts. (1st)
1981 USA Outdoor Championships: Heptathlon - 6011 pts. (1st)
1983 USA Outdoor Championships: Heptathlon - 6493 pts. (1st)
1985 USA Outdoor Championships: Heptathlon - 6587 pts. (1st)
1986 USA Outdoor Championships: Heptathlon - 6230 pts. (1st)

Education
undergraduate: University of Colorado

Occupations
Track coach
personal trainer

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