Patty Van Wolvelaere
Ann Wilson, Patty Johnson, Jacqueline André 1972.jpg
Van Wolvelaere (center) at the 1972 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1950-04-15) April 15, 1950 (age 72)
San Diego, California, U.S.[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint, hurdles
ClubAngels Track Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 11.5 (1973)
200 m – 24.1 (1970)
100 mH – 13.0 (1972)
200 mH – 27.4 (1966)[1][2]
Medal record

Patricia Jean "Patty" Van Wolvelaere (divorced Johnson; born April 15, 1950) is a retired hurdler from the United States who competed at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics Olympics. Her best finish was the fourth place in the 80 m event in 1968. She won the 100 m hurdles at the 1971 Pan American Games and held four national outdoor titles in this event, in 1971, 1973–74 and 1977.[3] Van Wolvelaere also won the National Indoor Championships in the 60 yard hurdles six times between 1967 and 1974, including four in a row in 1971–74.[4]

Van Wolvelaere graduated from Renton High School and competed for the University of Southern California and Angels Track Club. She later worked as a firefighter.[1] More recently, with the married last name of Weirich, she coaches at Ramona High School.[5]

In 2017, she was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Patty van Wolvelaere-Johnson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Patricia Johnson (née Van Wolvelaere). trackfield.brinkster.net.
  3. ^ USA Track & Field – USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Women's 100 m Hurdles. Usatf.org. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  4. ^ USA Track & Field – USA Indoor Track & Field Champions Women's 60 m Hurdles. Usatf.org. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Naiman, Joe (August 24, 2016). "Two-time Olympian coaches Ramona High hurdlers". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Patty VanWolvelaere-Weirich". USA Track & Field. Retrieved October 10, 2019.