A native of Bayside, N.Y., Mae Faggs Starr earned the distinction of being the first United States female to participate in three different Olympics (1948, 1952 and 1956). She won a gold medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki and a bronze medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. A member of the AAU All-American Women's Track and Field team from 1954 to 1956, Starr won the AAU 200-meter dash in 1954, 1955 and 1956. In addition, she won the indoor 100-meter dash in 1952 and recorded six victories in the 200-meter event from 1949 to 1956. Starr is a retired teacher.