Cornelia Harrington was from Wayne, New Jersey, and was only 15 when she made the 1960 Winter Olympic speed skating team. She later graduated from Boston University (BU) in 1965, and earned a masters' degree in clinical psychology from that school in 1968. In 1965 she was President of the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, and was President of the Scarlet Key Society at BU, also being chosen as the outstanding student at the school that year. She later became a clinical psychologist and ran mental health clinics.
Personal Best: 3000 – 5:57.5 (1960).