Lois Testa (Lynch), a member of the U.S. Women’s Track and Field Team, played as a shot putter in the 1956 Melbourne Games. She is one of the pioneers of women’s athletics in Rhode Island. At Pawtucket East High School, the versatile Testa starred in swimming, basketball, and badminton. In Track and Field, she competed for the Diamond A.C. of Providence. Later she coached soccer and track and was elected to the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame.
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