Jean Ruth Walraven (-Barnett)
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: September 26, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 17, 2014 (Aged 88.082) in Elyria, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: North Olmsted-Westlake Athletic Club
Jean Walraven competed for Westlake Athletic Club during the Olympic season, although she started her career with the Polish Olympic Club of Cleveland at age 14. At the 1948 Londonj Olympics, she could not reach the long jump final and was eliminated in the semifinals of the 80 metre hurdles. In the Trials she had placed fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 80 metre hurdles. Her best year was 1946, when she was tied for second at the AAU in the high jump, and at the AAU indoors that year, she placed second in the high jump, and third in the hurdles. In 1947 she set a world indoor record for the 50 yard hurdles, clocking 7.2 seconds. Her career was working as an accountant for Ohio Crankshaft. Walraven was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.
Personal Bests\: 80H – 12.6 (1948); LJ – 17-3 (5.26) (1948).
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||Women's 80 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||6 h1 r2/3|
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||Women's Long Jump||United States||USA||17T QR|
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||6||at 1.49|
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Four||3||QU||12.6|
|1948 Summer||21||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||17T||5.180|
Thanks to Ernie Cunliffe for bringing this story to our attention.