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Phil Conley

Full name: Phillip Ransom "Phil" Conley
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: August 17, 1934 in Madera, California, United States
Died: March 12, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California, United States
Affiliations: Caltech, Pasadena (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Phil Conley attended Cal Tech on Pasadena, California, winning the NCAA title in the 1956 javelin throw, after finishing fifth in 1955. At the AAU meet, he finished in the top six 9 of 10 years from 1956-1965, missing only 1963, with best finishes of third in 1958-60. He was silver medalist in the javelin at the 1959 Pan American Games.

While at Cal Tech Conley played four sports, lettering in baseball, basketball, and football, in addition to track. He captained the basketball, football and track teams, and was all-conference in all three sports. In 2014, shortly after his death, Conley was inducted into the Cal Tech Sports Hall of Fame. While in school he was student body President and graduated with a BS degree in mechanical engineering. After working briefly for Proctor & Gamble, Conley later earned an MBA from Harvard. He then went into financial consulting, eventually working in venture capital.

Conley’s wife, Frances “Fran” Krauskopf-Conley was a neurosurgeon who became chairman of neurosurgery at Stanford, and was the first female to chair a major academic neurosurgery department in the United States. Phil Conley remained active in track & field throughout his life, serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Stanford, and also competed in masters meets.

Personal Best\: JT – 79.30 (260-2) (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 10

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 10 69.74
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One 9 69.74
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 9 60.92 69.74
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 10 69.59 69.74
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12 QU 68.50
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 9 68.50
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 11 pass 68.50
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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