Jean Patton

Jean Patton
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires 100 m
Silver medal – second place 1951 Buenos Aires 200 m
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires 4 × 100 m relay

Jean Patton (born 1932) is an American track and field sprinter who competed in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. She was a three-time national champion, winning the women's 100 m in 1949 and 1950, before a 200 m title in 1951.[1]

She competed at one major international tournament for the United States, the 1951 Pan American Games, where she excelled with gold medals in the 200 m and 4 × 100 metres relay (alongside Nell Jackson, Dolores Dwyer and Janet Moreau), as well as a silver medal in the 100 m behind Peru's Julia Sánchez.[2][3]

An African-American,[4] she attended Tennessee State College and competed for the institution athletically.[5]

National titles

See also


  1. ^ USA Championships (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2018-01-14.
  2. ^ Pan American Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2018-01-14.
  3. ^ Jean Patton. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2018-01-14.
  4. ^ Jean Patton. EHBC Sports. Retrieved on 2018-01-14.
  5. ^ American Women's Track and Field: A History, 1895 Through 1980, Volume 1 By Louise Mead Tricard. Retrieved on 2018-01-14.