SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Former Oregon State All-American/Olympian Joni Huntley was named to the Pacific-12 Conference's All-Century women's track & field team on Tuesday.
The first American woman to clear 6 feet in the high jump, Huntley lettered from 1975-78. She is the school record-holder in the high jump (6-2) and ranks No. 2 all-time in the long jump (19-6.25).
She was the AIAW national champion and an All-American in the high jump and long jump in 1975. She was also the U.S. National champion in the high jump from 1974-77, and was a member of the 1976 and 1984 Olympic teams. She won a bronze medal in 1984.
She was also the gold medalist in the high jump at the 1975 Pan American Games, and won the bronze medal in the same event in the 1983 Pan American Games.
Huntley was elected to the Oregon State Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and to the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
The team was voted on by a panel of 35 consisting of coaches, former athletes, administrators and members of the media. Judging criteria was based on achievements during collegiate careers.
Thirty-eight of the 51 members are Olympians, with a total of 136 NCAA indoor or outdoor individual titles. Five of the members on the Women's Track & Field All-Century team are also members of the Pac-12 Women's Cross Country All-Century team.
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