HILMER LODGE STADIUM INTERESTING FACTS

  • The largest track & field competition in the world, the Mt. SAC Relays is held annually in Hilmer Lodge Stadium with over 13,500 competitors 3 weekends and 6 days.
  • Twenty one  World Records have been set at Hilmer Lodge Stadium
  • Hundreds of National Records have been set at Hilmer Lodge Stadium
  • Site of 3 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Site of the greatest day in track and field where 7 world records were broken or tied on August 12, 1960.
  • The stadium was the host to the first ever athletic  eeting between athletes from the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan
  • Edwin Moses captured his 60th consecutive 400M hurdles race (48.61) at the 1981 Mt. SAC Relays
  • Site of "greatest long jump series in history" when Carl Lewis jumps over 28 feet in all six of his jumps.
  •  Local Congressman and future American President, Richard Nixon opened Hilmer Lodge Stadium on October 8th, 1948.      
  • C.K. Yang (TAI) becomes the first Decathlete in history (modern tables) to break the 8000 point barrier at the 1963 Mt. SAC Relays.
  • Bill Neider (USA) becomes the first Shot Putter to break the 20M mark (1960) with a mark of 65'10" (20.06M).
  • Hall Connoly becomes the first Hammer Thrower to break the 70M barrier (1960) with a mark of 230'09" (70.33M).
  • The Mt. SAC Relays and Hilmer Lodge Stadium was the first major invitational to host a Invitational Women's Pole Vault in 1994 and the first ever to start a Women's Vault Competition at 13'00" (3.96M) in 1999.

Through the years thousands of athletes from throughout the world have come to Hilmer Lodge Stadium, "where the world's best athletes compete." Notable Olympic Medalist include:

Evelyn Ashford Gail Devers Grace Jackson Larry Myricks
Randy Barnes Stacy Dragila Dave Johnson Perry O'Brien
Bob Beamon Charely Dumas Michael Johnson Al Oerter
Ato Boldon Buddy Edelin Rafer Johsnon Merlene Ottey
Joan Benoit-Samuelson Davidson Enzinwa Al Joyner Maxie Parks
Ralph Boston Lee Evans Jackie Joyner Kersee Bob Richards
Valerie Brisco Danny Everett Roger Kingdom Arnie Robinson
Alice Brown Sandra Farmer-Patrick Bernard Lagat Bob Seagren
Stephanie Brown-Trafton Allyson Felix Mike Larrabee Wolfgang Schmidt
Ron Brown Barbara Ferrell Carl Lewis Calvin Smith
Leroy Burrell Michelle Finn Steve Lewis Tommie Smith
Toni Campbell Benita Fitzgerald-Brown Dallas Long Toby Stevenson
John Carlos Herman Frazier Tim Mack Bill Toomey
Rex Cawley Justin Gatlin Mike Marsh Quincy Watts
Bryan Clay Harvey Glance Randy Matson Randy Williams
Harold Connolly John Godina Billy Mills C.K. Yang
Olga Connolly Maurice Greene Dennis Mitchell Kevin Young
Shawn Crawford Florence Griffith-Joyner Noureddine Morceli  
Mark Crear Bob Hayes Edwin Moses  
Joaquin Cruz   Maria Mutola  
 
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