Full name: Rayma Bess Wilson
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 28, 1910 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: June 21, 1985 in Orange County, California, United States
Affiliations: Pasadena Athletic and Country Club, Pasadena (USA)
Country: United States
Rayma Wilson competed for the Pasadena Athletic Club and attended UCLA, which did not have womenâs track & field at the time. In 1928 she was AAU Champion in the 800 metres, which doubled as the Olympic Trials, and set the first recognized American record in the process, 2:30.2. In an obscure event, she also set a world record in the 300 metres in 1928. Wilson joined the WAVES (United States Naval Reserve / Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in 1942 and served until 1945, and then re-enlisted in 1948, eventually serving as a lieutenant.
Personal Bests: 300m â 43.2 (1928); 800 â 2:32.6 (1928).
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