Willye B. White


Born: January 1, 1939

Died: February 6, 2007

Hometown: Money, MS

Year of Induction: 1981

 

High School

She was a 16-year old high school sophomore when she won the silver medal in the Melbourne Olympics in 1956.

 

College

Tennessee State (1959-62)

 

Track and field career

• Only American track athlete to appear in five Olympics (1956-60-64-68-72)

• Silver medal, long jump (1956)

• Silver medal, 4 x 100 relay (1964)

• Member of four U.S. Pan American Games teams

• Competed n 150 countries.

• Chicago Sports Hall of Fame

• U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame

• Women’s Sports Foundation Hall of Fame

Did You Know?

Willye White started running track on her hometown high school varsity track team when she was just 10 years old.





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