Eleanor Montgomery

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Eleanor Inez Montgomery (November 13, 1946 – December 28, 2013) was a female high jumper from the United States, who competed in the 1950s and 1960s for her native country. She was a two-time Olympian, and a Tigerbelle, the name of the Tennessee State University women's track and field program, under Head Coach Ed Temple. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Montgomery set her personal best in the women's high jump event (1.80 metres) on 1969-07-06 at the US National Championships in Dayton, which was an American record at that time. She also competed in the long jump and the heptathlon during her career.


1962US National ChampionshipsLos Angeles, California6th1.52 m
1963US National ChampionshipsDayton, Ohio1st1.73 m
Pan American GamesSão Paulo, Brazil1st1.68 m
1964US National ChampionshipsHanford, California1st1.73 m
Olympic GamesTokyo, Japan8th1.71 m
1965US National ChampionshipsColumbus, Ohio1st1.70 m
1966US National ChampionshipsFrederick, Maryland1st1.70 m
1967US National ChampionshipsSanta Barbara, California1st1.68 m
Pan American GamesWinnipeg, Canada1st1.78 m
1968Olympic GamesMexico City, Mexico19th1.68 m
1969US National ChampionshipsDayton, Ohio1st1.80 m