WAAA and National Championships Medallists - 440 yards and 400 metres

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WAAA Championships

440 Yards
1923Mary Lines62.4 WRLouise Low10 yardsP. Batt30 yards
1924Vera Palmer65.2Edith Trickey67.4Alice Cast3 yards
1925Vera Palmer61.4Edith Trickey3 yardsViolet Streaterinches
1926Vera Palmer61.8Dorothy Proctor1½ yardsViolet Streater1½ yards
1927Dorothy Proctor62.4Florence Haynes12 yardsOlive Clark6 yards
1928Florence Haynes60.8 WR Annie Stone60.9eIvy Barber8 yards
1929Marion King59.2 WRAnnie Stone59.2e =WRElsie Wright30 yards
(King ran 60.6 WR in heat 2)
1930Elsie Wright59.8Dorothy Butterfield61.1eDorothea Fairley61.5e
1931Nellie Halstead58.8 WRDorothy ButterfieldeasilyViolet Rudd
1932Nellie Halstead56.8 WRViolet Branch58.4eVera Humphries58.7e
(Hallstead ran 58.8 =WR in heat 1)
400 Metres (except 1945)
1933Nellie Halstead58.8Violet Branch59.5Dorothy Bruty61.0
1934Violet Branch60.0Edith Street61.7eNellie Bishop
1935Olive Hall61.9Cissely Colvil62.3eVera Rudd62.9e
1936Olive Hall58.6Vera Rudd61.0B. Walters61.5
1937Nellie Halstead60.1Vera Rudd61.2eConstance Furneaux
1938Olive Hall60.0Betty Walters64.5eM. Sole
1939Lillian Chalmers59.5Olive Hall30 yardsB. Hill10 yards
1940-1944 Championships not held
1945440yWinifred Jordan61.8Lillian ChalmersIrene Stretton
1946Margaret Walker59.3Phyllis RichardsLillian Chalmers
1947Joan Upton61.6Joyce Heath62.2Rose Eaton62.5
1948Valerie Ball60.8B. Kemp61.3Rose Eaton61.8
1949Valerie Ball59.4Margaret Walker60.0Pamela Germain
1950Valerie Ball57.5Margaret Taylor59.0Pamela Germain59.2
1951Valerie Ball58.2Margaret Taylor59.5Maureen Attwater60.6
440 Yards
1952Valerie Ball59.3Betty Loakes59.5Margaret Taylor60.0
1953Valerie Winn (Ball)57.6Betty Loakes57.8Dorothy Saunders59.9
1954Gloria Goldsborough57.1Janet Ruff57.4Madeleine Wooller59.2
1955Janet Ruff56.9Anne Herman58.4Violet Murphy58.4
1956Janet Ruff56.5 WRJanice Bonner57.0Joy Buckmaster57.6
1957Janet Ruff56.4 WRViolet Murphy56.5Margaret Pickerill56.7
1958Shirley Pirie56.4 =WRLesley Mackinnnon57.5Pam Piercy57.6
(Pirie also ran 56.4 =WR in heat 4)
1959Margaret Pickerill55.9Ine ter Laak-Spijk NED56.5Ann Sissons56.8
1960Pam Piercy57.2Lesley Davis57.5Jean Dunbar58.0
1961Maeve Kyle IRL56.3Jean Dunbar56.9Joy Grieveson57.3
1962Jean Sorrell (Dunbar)55.1 NRJoy Grieveson55.3Maeve Kyle IRL55.4
(Pam Piercy ran 55.3 NR in her heat)
1963Joy Grieveson55.9Maeve Kyle IRL56.5Mary Tagg57.3
1964Ann Packer54.3Joy Grieveson55.8Maeve Kyle IRL55.9
1965Joy Grieveson55.11Dierdre Watkinson55.15Gertrud Schmidt GDR56.02
1966Hilde Slaman NED54.7Joy Grieveson54.9Rosemary Stirling55.1
1967Lillian Board55.3Mary Green (Tagg)55.3Rosemary Stirling55.7

400 Metres

1968Myrna van der Hoeven NED53.6 Janet Simpson53.9Mary Green54.3
1969Jenny Pawsey54.3Pauline Attwood55.2Barbara Lyall55.6
1970Marilyn Neufville52.6Christel Frese FRG54.3Inge Eckhoff FRG54.5
1971Jannette Roscoe53.93Brenda Walsh CAN54.00Verona Bernard54.30
1972Verona Bernard53.20Maureen Tranter54.06Hilda Kooy NED54.34
1973Jannette Roscoe53.78Claire Walsh IRL54.26Aideen Morrison IRL54.47
1974Yvonne Saunders CAN51.90Donna Murray52.58Verona Bernard53.07
1975Donna Murray51.88Verona Elder (Bernard)53.21Liz Barnes53.43
1976Verona Elder52.08Bev Goddard53.08Ruth Kennedy53.71
1977Verona Elder52.3Gladys McCormack53.3Christine Warden53.7
1978Joslyn Hoyte52.66Verona Elder53.40Linda McCurry54.01
1979Joslyn Hoyte-Smith51.90Verona Elder52.78Dianne Clarke52.98
1980Michelle Probert51.94Joslyn Hoyte-Smith51.98Verona Elder53.05
1981Joslyn Hoyte-Smith51.70Linda Forsyth53.48Alison Reid53.92
1982Michelle Scutt (Probert)51.05Joslyn Hoyte-Smith51.12Linsey Macdonald52.30
1983Denise Boyd AUS51.62Joslyn Hoyte-Smith52.98Gladys Taylor (McCormack)53.35
1984Tracy Lawton52.74Linda Keough53.73Carol Finlay53.76
1985Maree Chapman AUS51.51Linda Keough52.52Tracy Lawton52.95
1986Kathy Cook53.50Angela Piggford54.10Jane Parry54.28
1987Linda Keough53.17Loreen Hall53.69Carol Finlay53.84
1988Linda Keough51.65Pat Beckford52.49Janet Smith52.89
1989Linda Keough51.09Jennifer Stoute51.53Angela Piggford53.18
1990Lillie Leatherwood USA51.62Linda Keough51.77Susan Andrews AUS52.49
1991Maicel Malone USA50.89Lorraine Hanson51.88Jennifer Stoute52.60
AAA Championships
1992Cathy Freeman AUS51.14Michelle Lock AUS51.19Phylis Smith51.36
1993Phylis Smith52.15Kylie Hanigan AUS52.68Sølvi Meinseth NOR53.70
1994Melanie Neef52.56Tracey Goddard53.59Sandra Douglas53.78
1995Melanie Neef51.63Lorraine Hanson52.68Georgina Oladapo52.71
1996Phylis Smith51.74Georgina Oladapo52.48Allison Curbishley52.76
1997Lorraine Hanson53.45Stephanie Llewellyn53.65Lesley Sloan55.17
1998Allison Curbishley50.92Donna Fraser51.47Michelle Thomas53.25
1999Katharine Merry50.62Helen Frost52.43Michelle Thomas52.59
2000Donna Fraser50.94Allison Curbishley51.50Helen Frost53.33
2001Lesley Owusu52.27Donna Fraser52.57Lee McConnell52.93
2002Lee McConnell51.59Catherine Murphy52.10Helen Karagounis52.45
2003Helen Karagounis52.51Catherine Murphy52.92Melanie Purkiss53.58
2004Christine Ohuruogu50.98Lee McConnell51.29Helen Karagounis52.38
2005Donna Fraser51.27Christine Ohuruogu52.28Catherine Murphy52.66
2006Nicola Sanders50.74Gemma Nicol53.46Lesley Owusu53.63
National Championships
2007Nicola Sanders51.33Donna Fraser52.65Vicky Barr52.85
2008Lee McConnell52.31Vicky Barr53.01Donna Fraser53.11
2009Christine Ohuruogu51.26Perri Shakes-Drayton51.81Kim Wall52.75
2010Lee McConnell51.55Nicola Sanders52.70Nadine Okyere53.07
2011Perri Shakes-Drayton51.52Shana Cox51.84Christine Ohuruogu51.91
2012Christine Ohuruogu51.89Shana Cox52.87Lee McConnell53.05
2013Christine Ohuruogu50.98Shana Cox51.76Margaret Adeoye51.93
2014Kelly Massey52.42Shana Cox52.51Emily Diamond52.75
2015Anyika Onuora51.87Christine Ohuruogu52.04Shana Cox52.64
2016Emily Diamond51.64Seren Bundy-Davies52.38Anyika Onuora52.57

Top Medallists
1st2nd3rdTotal MedalsYearsYear Span
Verona Bernard/Elder33391971-19809
Christine Ohuruogu42172004-201511
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith3361978-19835
Linda Keough3361984-19906
Lee McConnell31262001-201211
Joy Grieveson23161961-19665
Donna Fraser23161998-200810
Shana Cox4152011-20154
Janet Ruff3141954-19573
Maeve Kyle IRL11241961-19643
Other top winners and long spans
Vera Palmer331924-19262
Lorraine Hanson1231991-19976
Gladys McCormack/Taylor1121977-19836

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