Pam Jiles Earns October Amateur Athlete of the Month Honor

NEW ORLEANS (November 4, 1975) – World-class sprinter Pam Jiles has been selected as the October Amateur Athlete of the Month by the Sugar Bowl Sports Selection Committee.

Greater New Orleans Amateur Athletes of the Month

In October, Jiles was the 100-meter champion at the 1975 Pan American Games while also finishing second in the 200-meter dash and helping the 4×100-meter relay team to a Gold Medal. Jiles was ranked No. 6 in the world in the 100 and No. 4 in the 200 in 1975.

She also ran for Dillard University and the New Orleans Super Dames.

[Release created in 2020 from historical records]