Coleen Sommer

Event: High Jump

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 1996

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Mt. SAC Relays Highlights
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Coleen won four Mt. SAC Relays high jump titles. Her meet record of 6-4, set in 1988, stood for seven years.

As a student at Arizona State, she captured two national collegiate (AIAW) championships. In 1982, she raised the American record by 1/2 inch, clearing 6-6. She also had a superior indoor mark that same year, jumping 6-6 3/4.

In addition to a pair of U.S. national championship, Coleen also claimed two Pan-Am titles. She missed the 1984 Olympic year while on maternity leave, but did return to win a spot on the 1988 Olympic team.

Born: 1960

College: Arizona State

  • 1981: 1st, 6-2 3/4 (1.90m)
  • 1983: 1st, 6-2 3/4 (1.90m)
  • 1987: 1st, 6-3 1/2 (1.92m)
  • 1988: 1st, 6-4 (1.93m)
  • PRs:
    • 1982: 6-6 (1.98m)
    • 1982: 6-6 3/4i (2.00m)
  • Broke American Record:
    • 1982: 6-6 (1.98m)
  • U.S. National Champion:
    • 1980: 6-4
    • 1987: 6-5
  • Pan-Am Champion:
    • 1983: 6-3 1/4 (1.91m)
    • 1987: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • AIAW Champion:
    • 1980: 6-1 1/4
    • 1981: 6-3

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