Patty Van Wolvelaere
Van Wolvelaere (center) at the 1972 Olympics
|Born||April 15, 1950|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Club||Angels 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)
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. 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.
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. More recently, with the married last name of Weirich, she coaches at Ramona High School.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Patty van Wolvelaere-Johnson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Patricia Johnson (née Van Wolvelaere). trackfield.brinkster.net
- USA Track & Field – USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Women's 100 m Hurdles. Usatf.org. Retrieved on August 28, 2017.
- USA Track & Field – USA Indoor Track & Field Champions Women's 60 m Hurdles. Usatf.org. Retrieved on August 28, 2017.
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