Name: Frank Wykoff
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 4x100-meter
DOB: 10/29/1909
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
Hometown: Glendale, Calif.
High School: Glendale High School (Glendale, Calif.)
College: University of Southern California; Glendale Community College
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1928, 1932, 1936); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Amsterdam 1928, gold (4x100-meter)
  • Los Angeles 1932, gold (4x100)
  • Berlin 1936, gold (4x100)
Personal: Nicknamed “Flying Frank”...Won the sprints and long jump events at the state meet as a high schooler...Made his first Olympic team at 19 years old...Was coached at the University of Southern California by Dean Cromwell...Worked for the Los Angeles school system as director of special schools for 22 years upon his retirement from track and field...Gave his collection of medals and trophies to the United Savings Helms Hall in Los Angeles, where they are now on display.