Full name: Clare Stephen Jacobs
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: February 18, 1886 in Madison, South Dakota, United States
Died: February 21, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
After winning the Big Ten championship in 1908 with a career best of 12-4 (3.76), Clare Jacobs was in a three-way tie for third at the London Olympics. Jacobs, who attended both Albion College and the University of Chicago, twice set world indoor records and had a best indoor vault of 12-3. Later in life he became an avid sailor and once won the Mackinac Race. He formed the F. L. Jacobs Company, automotive suppliers in SouthField, Michigan, and ran that company until his retirement.
Personal Best: PV – 3.76 (1908).
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's Pole Vault||United States||USA||3T||Bronze|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||3T||3.58||11-9|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Final Round||3T||3.58||11-9|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||5||QU||3.50||11-6|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Group A||2||3.50||11-6|