Full name: James Francis V. O'Connell
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 11, 1882 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 10, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: United States
James O’Connell won the AAU indoor triple jump in 1906, and was third in the outdoor long jump in 1907. He competed for Villanova and the NYAC. O’Connell was a lifelong member of the Hartford Police Department. He was appointed a supernumerary in 1908 and a regular in 1915. Even after he was eligible for his pension, he continued working, spending his final years as a traffic checker.
Personal Bests: LJ – 7.035 (23-1) (1908); TJ – 13.81i (45-3¾i) (1906).
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