Full name: Ernestine Pollards (-Thorp)
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: January 19, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Mayor Daley Youth Foundation, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Ernestine Pollards ran sprints for the Mayor Daley Youth Foundation in Chicago, and competed in the 1960 Olympic Games while still in high school. Her best year was 1961 when she ran on a 4×100 metre relay team (with Willye White, Vivian Brown, and Wilma Rudolph) that broke the world record in a dual meet against the Soviet Union, and competed in three international duals against the USSR, West Germany, and Great Britain.
Personal Best: 100 – 11.8 (1960); 200 – 23.7 (1961).
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