When it comes time for this year's women's 800-meter event, the world will have its eyes on one athlete: Caster Semenya.
She won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but was later stripped of the titles after admitting to steroid use.
Jones did retain her three gold medals as a world champion from 19.
Montgomery, who did not qualify for the 2004 Olympic Track and Field team for poor performance, was charged by USADA, as part of the investigation into the BALCO doping scandal, with receiving and using banned performance-enhancing drugs and sought a four-year suspension for Montgomery.
Montgomery fought the ban but lost the appeal on December 13, 2005, receiving a two-year ban from track and field competition; the Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS) also stripped Montgomery of all race results, records, medals, etc., from March 31, 2001 onward. The investigation into Montgomery's illegal substance use once more called into question Jones's own protests about not using steroids and never having been tested positive for steroids, especially in light of former trainer Trevor Graham's increasingly visible role in the BALCO case.
Angela Burnham preceded her with the award at Rio Mesa, Kim Mortensen followed her with the award at Thousand Oaks.
Those schools joined Jesuit High School (Sacramento) and Long Beach Polytechnic High School in having two athletes win the award.At a press conference where Hunter broke down in tears, he denied taking any performance-enhancing drugs, much less the easily detected nandrolone (which showed up in all four tests in amounts over 1000 times normal levels); Jones would later write in her autobiography, Marion Jones: Life in the Fast Lane, that Hunter's positive drug tests hurt their marriage and her image as a drug-free athlete. On June 28, 2003, Jones gave birth to a son (Tim Montgomery Jr.) with then-boyfriend Tim Montgomery, a world class sprinter himself.Because of her pregnancy, Jones missed the 2003 World Championships but spent a year preparing for the 2004 Olympics.Toler became a stay-at-home dad to Jones and her older half-brother, Albert Kelly, until his sudden death in 1987.and by the age of 15 she was routinely dominating California high school athletics both on the tracks and the basketball courts.She was successfully defended by attorney Johnnie Cochran on charges of doping during her high school track career.