PHILADELPHIA--Olympian and Penn Relays Wall of Fame charter member John Woodruff died Oct. 30 in Fountain Hills, Ariz. at age 92. He was the last survivor of 12 American men who won track and field gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
Woodruff attended the University of Pittsburgh; his 1938 sprint medley team was inducted to the Relays Wall of Fame in 1994.
“Penn is the most exciting meet I’ve ever run,” he once said. “When I ran there for Pitt, I anchored three relay winners a year for three years.” He added, “It was more thrilling winning at Penn than winning in the Olympics.”
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