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John Y. Woodruff

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John Y. Woodruff Famous memorial

Birth
Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
30 Oct 2007 (aged 92)
Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.8203231, Longitude: -86.1707154
Plot
Section 46, Lot 86
Memorial ID
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. Born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, he won the United States Eastern Olympic Trials at Harvard Stadium, that earned him a spot on the United States Olympic team. Woodruff was the last survivor of the 12 American men who won track and field gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. His last race was in the 1940 Compton Invitational in California, where he won the 800 meters in 1:48.6, an American record that lasted 12 years. After college, he became an Army career officer, serving in World War II and Korea and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In later years, when he lived in Westchester County and central New Jersey, he coached young athletes and officiated at local and Madison Square Garden track meets. Woodruff was also a member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame and a charter member of the Penn Relays Wall of Fame at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania.
Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. Born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, he won the United States Eastern Olympic Trials at Harvard Stadium, that earned him a spot on the United States Olympic team. Woodruff was the last survivor of the 12 American men who won track and field gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. His last race was in the 1940 Compton Invitational in California, where he won the 800 meters in 1:48.6, an American record that lasted 12 years. After college, he became an Army career officer, serving in World War II and Korea and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In later years, when he lived in Westchester County and central New Jersey, he coached young athletes and officiated at local and Madison Square Garden track meets. Woodruff was also a member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame and a charter member of the Penn Relays Wall of Fame at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni



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