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Boo Morcom

Full name: Albert Richmond "Boo" Morcom
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 1, 1921 in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 3, 2012 in Tilton, New Hampshire, United States
Affiliations: New Hampshire Wildcats, Durham (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Boo Morcom was national caliber in both the high jump and pole vault. He started college at the University of New Hampshire in 1940 but was sidetracked by World War II, although he finished second in the 1942 AAU high jump. After serving in the war for three years he graduated from UNH in 1947, winning the NCAA pole vault that year. He was AAU pole vault champion in 1945 and 1947-48. Morcom later became a phys ed teacher and track coach, first at the University of Pennsylvania but in later life in high school back in New Hampshire. He continued to compete in masters events well into his 70s.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.94 (6-4½) (1947); PV – 4.49 (14-9) (1949); LJ – 7.23 (23-8¾) (1947).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 6

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 6 3.95
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 3.95 metres NP o
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 4.10 metres NP pass
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 4.20 metres NP xxx
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 4.00
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