1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

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Senior women's race at the 1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition1st
DateMarch 17
Host cityWaregem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Belgium
VenueHippodroom Waregem
Events1
Distances3.99 km – Senior women
Participation75 athletes from
16 nations

The Senior women's race at the 1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Waregem, Belgium, at the Hippodroom Waregem on March 17, 1973. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Complete results,[2] medallists, [3] and the results of British athletes[4] were published.

Race results[edit]

Senior women's race (3.99 km)[edit]

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Paola Pigni  Italy 13:45.2
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Joyce Smith  England 13:58
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Josee van Santberghe  Belgium 14:01
4 Rita Ridley  England 14:02
5 Sinikka Tyynelä  Finland 14:09
6 Jean Lochhead  Wales 14:12
7 Marijke Moser   Switzerland 14:13
8 Irja Pettinen  Finland 14:14
9 Anne Garrett  New Zealand 14:15
10 Nina Holmén  Finland 14:16
11 Annie van de Kerkhof  Netherlands 14:20
12 Marleen Mols  Belgium 14:21
13 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 14:22
14 Penny Yule  England 14:23
15 Doris Brown  United States 14:24
16 Francie Larrieu  United States 14:29
17 Mary Tracey  Ireland 14:30
18 Christel Rosenthal  West Germany 14:32
19 Margaret Coomber  Scotland 14:34
20 Carol Gould  England 14:35
21 Christa Kofferschläger  West Germany
22 Deirdre Foreman  Ireland
23 Barbara Banks  England
24 Valerie Robinson  New Zealand
25 Carmen Valero  Spain
26 Manuela Preuss  West Germany
27 Christine Haskett  Scotland
28 Heather Thomson  New Zealand
29 Vicki Foltz  United States
30 Caroline Walker  United States
31 Mary Lynch  Ireland
32 Valerie Eberley  United States
33 Yolande Roche  France
34 Gerda Ranz  West Germany
35 Belen Azpeitia  Spain
36 Giuseppina Torello  Italy
37 Norine Braithwaite  England
38 Ann Barrass  Scotland
39 Liève van den Broeck  Belgium
40 Katy McIntyre  United States
41 Joëlle Audibert  France
42 Liduina Melchers  New Zealand
43 Moire O'Boyle  Scotland
44 Millie Sampson  New Zealand
45 Jane McNicholl  Ireland
46 Bruna Lovisolo  Italy
47 Margherita Gargano  Italy
48 Thelwyn Bateman  Wales
49 Marie-José Phyllis  France
50 Aila Koivistoinen  Finland
51 Corry Konings  Netherlands
52 Marie Buckley  Ireland
53 Geertje Meersseman  Belgium
54 Sylvia Schenk  West Germany
55 Bronwen Smith  Wales
56 Magda Versluys  Belgium
57 Ria Groen  Netherlands
58 Delyth Davies  Wales
59 Ann Cumming  Ireland
60 Françoise Nicolas  France
61 Mary Chambers  Scotland
62 Viviane van Emelen  Belgium
63 Gail Finlay  New Zealand
64 Pilar San Martin  Spain
65 Blanche Meliarene  France
66 Marion Hepworth  Wales
67 Yvonne Herisson  France
68 Begona Zuñiga  Spain
69 Montserrat Abello  Spain
70 Gloria Dourass  Wales
71 Consuelo Alonso  Spain
72 Pamela Reece  Northern Ireland
73 Paula Molesky  Canada
74 Palm Gunstone  Scotland
Joke van de Stelt  Netherlands DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  England
Joyce Smith 2
Rita Ridley 4
Penny Yule 14
Carol Gould 20
(Barbara Banks) (23)
(Norine Braithwaite) (37)
40
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Finland
Sinikka Tyynelä 5
Irja Pettinen 8
Nina Holmén 10
Aila Koivistoinen 50
73
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  United States
Doris Brown 15
Francie Larrieu 16
Vicki Foltz 29
Caroline Walker 30
(Valerie Eberley) (32)
(Katy McIntyre) (40)
90
4  Italy
Paola Pigni 1
Gabriella Dorio 13
Giuseppina Torello 36
Bruna Lovisolo 46
(Margherita Gargano) (47)
96
5  West Germany
Christel Rosenthal 18
Christa Kofferschläger 21
Manuela Preuss 26
Gerda Ranz 34
(Sylvia Schenk) (54)
99
6  New Zealand
Anne Garrett 9
Valerie Robinson 24
Heather Thomson 28
Liduina Melchers 42
(Millie Sampson) (44)
(Gail Finlay) (63)
103
7  Belgium
Josee van Santberghe 3
Marleen Mols 12
Liève van den Broeck 39
Geertje Meersseman 53
(Magda Versluys) (56)
(Viviane van Emelen) (62)
107
8  Ireland
Mary Tracey 17
Deirdre Foreman 22
Mary Lynch 31
Jane McNicholl 45
(Marie Buckley) (52)
(Ann Cumming) (59)
115
9  Scotland
Margaret Coomber 19
Christine Haskett 27
Ann Barrass 38
Moire O'Boyle 43
(Mary Chambers) (61)
(Palm Gunstone) (74)
127
10  Wales
Jean Lochhead 6
Thelwyn Bateman 48
Bronwen Smith 55
Delyth Davies 58
(Marion Hepworth) (66)
(Gloria Dourass) (70)
167
11  France
Yolande Roche 33
Joëlle Audibert 41
Marie-José Phyllis 49
Françoise Nicolas 60
(Blanche Meliarene) (65)
(Yvonne Herisson) (67)
183
12  Spain
Carmen Valero 25
Belen Azpeitia 35
Pilar San Martin 64
Begona Zuñiga 68
(Montserrat Abello) (69)
(Consuelo Alonso) (71)
192
DNF  Netherlands
(Annie van den Kerkhof) (11)
(Corry Konings) (51)
(Ria Groen) (57)
(Joke van de Stelt) (DNF)
DNF
  • Note: Athletes in parenthesis did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 75 athletes from 16 countries in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Brawn' breaks clear and lives up his name - A goodly ration of champagne in their hotel here last night, strictly speaking to celebrate Jim Brown's crushing win in the junior race, washed away much of the bitterness and frustration that had clung for several hours to the Scottish Senior cross country team..., Glasgow Herald, March 19, 1973, p. 2, retrieved October 9, 2013
  2. ^ IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.0km CC Women - Waregem Date: Saturday, March 17, 1973, Athchamps (archived), March 24, 2007, archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 9, 2013CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  4. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (PDF), IAAF, p. 2ff, archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013, retrieved October 9, 2013