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Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  United States
World Championships
Silver 1997 Athens Long jump

Erick Walder (born November 5, 1971 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American long jumper.

His personal best was 8.74 meters, achieved in April 1994 in El Paso.


Collegiate career

Walder competed collegiately for the long jump/triple jump juggernaut University of Arkansas where he won 10 NCAA long jump and triple jump titles, indoor and outdoor.[1] He still holds the collegiate outdoor long jump record with a leap of 28 feet 8.25 inches (8.74 meters).[2] [3]

Walder claimed the NCAA outdoor and indoor long jumps and the indoor triple jump titles in 1992, 1993 and 1994, and added the outdoor triple jump win to sweep the 1994 NCAA meets:

Event Years won
NCAA Indoor Triple Jump 1992, 1993, 1994
NCAA Indoor Long Jump 1992, 1993, 1994
NCAA Outdoor Triple Jump 1994
NCAA Outdoor Long Jump 1992, 1993, 1994

Walder finished 3rd in the triple jump at the 1993 NCAA Outdoor Championships.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 15th Triple jump
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th Long jump
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 2nd Long jump
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd Long jump
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th Long jump
World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd Long jump
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 2nd Long jump
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd Long jump


Walder was ranked in the top ten long jumpers in the world by Track and Field News for eight consecutive years and as the best long jumper in the US three times.[4][5][6]

Year LJ world rank LJ US rank TJ US rank
1992 6th 4th -
1993 3rd 2nd 5th
1994 3rd 3rd 3rd
1995 8th 6th -
1996 6th 4th 6th
1997 3rd 1st -
1998 2nd 1st -
1999 4th 1st -
2000 - 6th -

Drug issues

In 2004, Walder was found guilty of amphetamine and methamphetamine doping. The sample was delivered on June 5, 2004 at the IAAF Adidas Oregon Track Classic. He received an IAAF suspension from October 2004 to October 2006. [7] [8] In November 2006, Walder pled guilty to possession with intent to deliver in Benton County, Arkansas. He received three years probation.


  1. ^ Erick Walder
  2. ^ Track & Field News: Records
  3. ^ Razorback Track & Field Media Guide
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  7. ^ !¡ Track And Field Photo Magazine: New Media for the Original Sport ¡!
  8. ^ USATF - Anti-Doping - Disqualifications and Public Warnings
Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Mike Powell
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Cuba Iván Pedroso
Preceded by
Cuba Iván Pedroso
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Cuba Iván Pedroso

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