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Cindy Greiner



A 1975 Wilmot High graduate, Greiner is the only South Dakota high school grad to be a three-time Olympian. Greiner was fourth in the heptathlon in 1984, eighth in 1988 and ninth in 1992 as she and Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the event in the USA for more than a decade. She set her personal best of 6,300 points at age 35 at the Barcelona Olympics in ’92, when she was the captain of the USA track team. Her personal bests in the seven events were as follows: 200 (23.87), 800 (2:11.75), 100 hurdles (13.04), high jump (6-2), long jump (22-0), shot put (48-2.75) and javelin (138-8). Greiner was the U.S. champion in 1984 and 1990. She was the Pan American Games champion in 1987 and the silver medalist in 1983. She represented the United States at the 1987 and ’91 world championships at Rome and Tokyo, respectively. She also made the world championship team in the long jump in 1991. In addition, she represented the USA in a number of dual meets – vs. East Germany, Russia and Canada, among others. A member of the Oregon State University Hall of Fame and a 1981 OSU grad, she earned All-America honors as a senior when she placed fourth at the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national meet (a forerunner to the NCAA meet) and set the U.S. record in the heptathlon with 5,420 points. At Wilmot, she won the state Class B long jump title in 1974.




























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