Janet Moreau
Personal information
Born(1927-10-26)October 26, 1927
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.
DiedJune 30, 2021(2021-06-30) (aged 93)
Barrington, Rhode Island, U.S.
Medal record

Janet Teresa Moreau Stone (October 26, 1927 – June 30, 2021) was an American track and field athlete who competed mainly in the 100 meters.[1]

Biography

Moreau was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She competed for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the 4 x 100 meters, where she won the gold medal with her teammates Mae Faggs, Barbara Jones, and Catherine Hardy.[2] Moreau was a national champion in the 50- yard dash, 220-yard dash, and was a 5-time national champion of the standing long jump. Prior to her Olympic win, she competed in the 1951 Pan American Games on the winning 4x100-relay team,[3] while a senior at Boston University. At the time of the 1952 Olympics she was a P.E. teacher at Pawtucket West High School, now known as Shea High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[4]

Stone's dream of joining the priesthood was blocked by gender restrictions.[3] When she returned from the Olympics, she married Ray Stone.[4] She was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1968. The couple moved to Barrington, where Stone taught physical education at Barrington Middle School for 36 years and served as an interfaith minister. In 2010, Stone was selected as chaplain for the U.S. Olympic Team.[3]

Stone died in Barrington on June 30, 2021, at age 93.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Janet Moreau". Olympedia. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Janet Moreau". Sportsreference. Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Janet Moreau (Stone)". Riverside, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. 2011. Archived from the original on 28 December 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b Donaldson, Jim (Spring 2014). "Barrington's Stone recalls Olympic glory" (PDF). The Olympian Newsletter: 17–18. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  5. ^ Janet Moreau's obituary