Athletics — Women
Olympic women’s track and field has had a number of Ivy League participants. The earliest Ivy League woman to compete in track and field and the Olympics was Penn’s Karen Anderson-Oldham, who competed in the javelin in 1956 and 1960.
Harvard’s Meredith Rainey competed in the 800 meters in two Olympics, Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996, while the most recent Ivy League participant came in 2008, when Brown graduate Anna Pierce (nee Willard) competed in the 1,500-meter run.
Princeton’s Lynn Jennings is the only women’s track and field medalist in Ivy League history. She also has the most appearances, performing in three Olympics from 1992 to 1996. She won a bronze in the 10,000-meter run in 1992.
|Karen Anderson-Oldham (Penn ’61)||United States||1956-60|
|Dora Gyorffy (Harvard ’01)||Hungary||2000|
|Lynn Jennings (Princeton ’83) •||United States||1988-92-96|
|Katy McCandless (Princeton ’93)||Ireland||1996|
|Kate O’Neill (Yale ’03)||United States||2004|
|Joan PhengLaOr (Penn ’84)||Thailand||1984|
|Meredith Rainey (Harvard ’90)||United States||1992-96|
|Deborah Saint Phard (Princeton ’87)||Haiti||1988|
|Susan Smith (Brown ’93)||Ireland||1996-00|
|Lisa Stublic (Columbia ’06)||Croatia||2012|
|Brenda Taylor (Harvard ’01)||United States||2004|
|Morgan Uceny (Cornell ’07)||United States||2012|
|Anna Willard (Brown ’06)||United States||2008|
• Gold Medal (also indicated by bold name)
• Silver Medal
• Bronze Medal