Mamie Rallins, Olympian (1968 and 1972) and the first women's track and field coach at Ohio State University died tragically in an automobile accident recently in Ohio.
Below are two pieces about Mamie Rallins.
Jan. 17, 2016
I liked Mamie. When I went to Moscow in 74' with the US team, Mamie was on the team and sorta " showed me the ropes" as it was my first international meet and she had been on many such trips. At the outdoor track meets, she became friends with Judy and took an interest in our schnauzer. In later years I knew her as the coach of OSU and would visit with her on occasion. She always called me "old man" and reading this news report, I find she actually was older than me. She as a great hurdler and a great coach.
Report on Accident