Adams, Lucinda Williams - Track, 1971

Adams was born in Bloomingdale and graduate from Woodville High School (now Tompkins High School) of Savannah. She continued her education at Tennessee State College, where she excelled in the field of track. As a member of the U.S. Track and Field Team, Williams was the first person to win an individual event against Russia (200-meter dash). She won three gold medals in the 1959 Pan American Games (100- and 200-meter dash and 400-meter relay).
Miss Williams ran for the U.S. in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. In 1960, she ran the third leg on the winning 400-meter relay team at Rome, setting a new Olympic and World record. That same year, she also placed fourth in the Associated Press’ Woman Athlete of the Year Award.

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