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Tag Archives: pole vault

A.C. Gilbert

A.C. Gilbert (Track and field.  Born, Salem, OR, Feb. 15, 1884; died, Boston, MA, Jan. 24, 1961.)  As a Yale pre-med undergraduate, Alfred Carlton Gilbert was already making plans that would cause him to become a giant in the American toy industry but still found time to become an Olympic gold medalist.  Gilbert became the […]

Robert Gardner

Robert Gardner (Golf, track, racquets.  Born, Hinsdale, IL, Apr. 9, 1890; died, Lake Forest, IL, June 21, 1956.)  Perhaps the only man ever to win major championships in three significant sports, Robert Gardner was a Yale graduate who was four times a finalist in the national amateur golf championship.  Gardner won the golf title in […]

Sabin W. Carr

Sabin W. Carr (Track and field.  Born, Dubuque, IA, Sept. 4, 1904; died, Ventura, CA, Sept. 11, 1983.)  As the best pole vaulter of his era, Sabin William Carr became a U.S. gold medal Olympian.  Carr was also the first vaulter to clear 14’ (May 28, 1927, I.C.4A. meet at Philadelphia, Penna.).  He won the […]

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