Men's Outdoor Track

    Trojans In The World Rankings

    USC athletes have earned more places in the Top 10 in the world (and Top 15 between 1975 and 1978) than any other university in the nation. The rankings are compiled by Track and Field News, the bible of the sport. Since the rankings were initiated in 1947, 70 different Trojans have placed among the world's best 272 times.

    100 METERS (24)
    1947    1    Mel Patton
    1948    4    Mel Patton
    1949    1    Mel Patton
    1967    3    Lennox Miller
    1968    3    Lennox Miller
    1969    3    Lennox Miller
    1971    5    Lennox Miller
    1972    7    Lennox Miller
    1973    4    Don Quarrie
    1974    5    Don Quarrie
    1975    2    Don Quarrie
            9    James Gilkes
    1976    1    Don Quarrie
            8    Guy Abrahams
            9    James Gilkes
    1977    5    Clancy Edwards
            6    Don Quarrie
    1978    2    Clancy Edwards
            3    Don Quarrie
           13    Guy Abrahams
           14    James Gilkes
    1979    1    James Sanford
    1980    4    James Sanford
    1981    4    James Sanford
    
    200 METERS (28)
    1947    1    Mel Patton
    1948    1    Mel Patton
            6    Cliff Bourland
    1949    1    Mel Patton
    1967    4    Lennox Miller
    1969    9    Lennox Miller
    1971    5    Willie Deckard
    1972   10    Don Quarrie
    1973    2    Don Quarrie
    1974    2    Don Quarrie
    1975    1    Don Quarrie
            3    James Gilkes
    1976    1    Don Quarrie
            6    James Gilkes
    1977    2    Don Quarrie
            3    Clancy Edwards
           13    James Gilkes
    1978    1    Clancy Edwards
            3    James Gilkes
            5    Don Quarrie
            9    James Sanford
    1979    3    James Gilkes
            6    James Sanford
           10    Clancy Edwards
    1980    3    Don Quarrie
            8    James Sanford
    1981    3    James Sanford
    1982   10    Don Quarrie
    
    400 METERS (19)
    1947   10    John Wachtler
    1957    2    Mike Larrabee
    1959    6    Mike Larrabee
    1961   10    Rex Cawley
    1963    4    Rex Cawley
    1964    1    Mike Larrabee
    1969   10    Edesel Garrison
    1971    4    Edesel Garrison
    1975    8    Ken Randle
    1976    6    Ken Randle
    1977   12    Tom Andrews
    1978    2    Billy Mullins
    1979    6    Bill Green
    1980    7    Billy Mullins
            9    Bill Green
    1991   10    Quincy Watts
    1992    1    Quincy Watts
    1993    4    Quincy Watts
    1994    7    Quincy Watts
    
    10,000 METERS (2)
    1960    6    Max Truex
    1985    4    Toshihiko Seko
    
    110 METER HH (42)
    1949    5    Dick Attlesey
    1950    1    Dick Attlesey
            9    Al Lawrence
    1951    1    Dick Attlesey
            6    Art Barnard
    1952    2    Jack Davis
            5    Art Barnard
            8    Dick Attlesey
    1953    1    Jack Davis
            4    Art Barnard
    1954    1    Jack Davis
    1955    2    Jack Davis
    1956    1    Jack Davis
    1962    7    Brian Polkinghorne
    1966    5    Earl McCullouch
    1967    2    Earl McCullouch
    1968    2    Earl McCullouch
    1971    7    Lance Babb
    1975    3    Jerry Wilson
    1978   10    Arto Bryggare
    1980    7    Tonie Campbell
    1981    5    Tonie Campbell
    1982    6    Milan Stewart
            8    Tonie Campbell
    1983    2    Arto Bryggare
            5    Tonie Campbell
    1984    3    Tonie Campbell
            6    Arto Bryggare
            7    Milan Stewart
    1985    4    Tonie Campbell
    1986    6    Tonie Campbell
            7    Milan Stewart
            9    Arto Bryggare
    1987    2    Tonie Campbell
    1988    3    Tonie Campbell
    1989    3    Tonie Campbell
    1990    7    Tonie Campbell
    1991    7    Tonie Campbell
    1993    6    Mark Crear
    1994    3    Mark Crear
    1995    1    Mark Crear
    1996    2    Mark Crear
    1997    2    Mark Crear
    
    400 IH (17)
    1947    1    Walt Smith
    1959    8    Rex Cawley
    1960    9    Rex Cawley
    1961    4    Rex Cawley
    1962    3    Rex Cawley
    1963    1    Rex Cawley
    1964    1    Rex Cawley
    1965    2    Rex Cawley
    1966    5    Geoff Vanderstock
    1967    8    Geoff Vanderstock
    1968    3    Geoff Vanderstock
    1976    8    Tom Andrews
    1977    4    Tom Andrews
    1978    8    Tom Andrews
           11    Rich Graybehl
    1979    9    Rich Graybehl
    1994   10    Pedro Rodriguez
    
    LONG JUMP (9)
    1969    8    Henry Hines
    1971    8    Henry Hines
    1972    1    Randy Williams
            4    Henry Hines
    1973    3    Randy Williams
    1975   10    Randy Williams
    1976    4    Randy Williams
    1977   11    Larry Doubley
    1980    7    Larry Doubley
    
    HIGH JUMP (14)
    1953    2    Ernie Shelton
    1954    1    Ernie Shelton
    1955    1    Ernie Shelton
            3    Charles Dumas
    1956    1    Charles Dumas
            8    Ernie Shelton
    1957    3    Charles Dumas
            9    Ernie Shelton
    1958    2    Charles Dumas
    1959    1    Charles Dumas
    1960    6    Charles Dumas
    1961    3    Bob Avant
    1962   10    Bob Avant
    1963    8    Lew Hoyt
    
    POLE VAULT (33)
    1947    3    Earle Meadows
            8    Bob Hart
    1948    4    John Montgomery
            9    Earle Meadows
    1949    2    John Montgomery
    1950    8    Walt Jensen
            9    John Montgomery
    1951    4    Walt Jensen
    1955    6    Ron Morris
            7    Walt Levack
    1956    7    Ron Morris
    1957    4    Ron Morris
    1958    2    Ron Morris
            8    Jim Brewer
    1959    8    Ron Morris
    1960    2    Ron Morris
    1961    1    Ron Morris
            5    Jim Brown
    1962    1    Ron Morris
    1963    3    Ron Morris
    1965    2    Bob Seagren
    1965    2    Bob Seagren
    1966    2    Bob Seagren
            4    Paul Wilson
    1967    1    Paul Wilson
            2    Bob Seagren
    1968    1    Bob Seagren
    1969    1    Bob Seagren
    1970    9    Bob Seagren
    1972    2    Bob Seagren
            6    Steve Smith
    1973    1    Steve Smith
    1978   11    Bob Pullard
    
    SHOT PUT (36)
    1947   10    Bill Bayless
    1948    6    Bill Bayless
    1949    3    Wilbur Thompson
            8    Bill Bayless
    1950    4    Wilbur Thompson
    1951    4    Parry O' Brien
    1952    1    Parry O' Brien
    1953    1    Parry O' Brien
    1954    1    Parry O' Brien
    1955    1    Parry O' Brien
            5    Ray Martin
    1956    1    Parry O' Brien
    1957    2    Parry O' Brien
    1958    1    Parry O' Brien
            2    Dallas Long
            3    Dave Davis
    1959    1    Parry O' Brien
            2    Dallas Long
            4    Dave Davis
    1960    2    Parry O' Brien
            3    Dallas Long
            4    Dave Davis
    1961    1    Dallas Long
            3    Parry O' Brien
    1962    1    Dallas Long
            6    Dave Davis
           10    Parry O' Brien
    1963    2    Dave Davis
            4    Parry O' Brien
            6    Dallas Long
    1964    1    Dallas Long
            4    Parry O' Brien
            7    Dave Davis
    1966    3    Parry O' Brien
    1967    5    Les Mills
            7    Dave Davis
    
    DISCUS (35)
    1950    9    Sim Iness
    1952    1    Sim Iness
    1953    2    Sim Iness
            5    Jack Ellis
            6    Parry O' Brien
    1954    3    Parry O' Brien
            6    Des Koch
            6    Leon Patterson
    1955    4    Sim Iness
            6    Parry O' Brien
            9    Des Koch
    1956    5    Parry O' Brien
            6    Des Koch
    1957    1    Parry O' Brien
            2    Rink Babka
            3    John Ellis
    1958    1    Rink Babka
    1959    4    Rink Babka
            7    Parry O' Brien
    1960    2    Rink Babka
            8    John Ellis
    1961    3    Rink Babka
            9    Parry O' Brien
    1962    4    Rink Babka
           10    Parry O' Brien
    1963    4    Rink Babka
    1964    5    Rink Babka
    1965    7    Rink Babka
           10    Parry O' Brien
    1966    3    Rink Babka
            7    Gary Carlsen
    1967    2    Rink Babka
            3    Gary Carlsen
    1968    6    Gary Carlsen
            7    Rink Babka
    
    JAVELIN (1)
    1963    8    Larry Stuart
    
    HAMMER (2)
    1995    3    Balazs Kiss
    1996    2    Balazs Kiss
    1997    2    Balazs Kiss
    
    MARATHON (7)    
    1978    3    Toshihiko Seko
    1979    2    Toshihiko Seko
    1980    3    Toshihiko Seko
    1981    3    Toshihiko Seko
    1983    2    Toshihiko Seko
    1986    4    Toshihiko Seko
    1987    5    Toshihiko Seko
    
    DECATHLON (7)
    1947    5    Al Lawrence
    1948   10    Al Lawrence
    1955    4    Robert Lawson
    1956   10    Robert Lawson
    1957    7    Robert Lawson
    1979    1    Bob Coffman
    1980    5    Bob Coffman