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Bill Sefton

Full name: William Healy "Bill" Sefton
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 21, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 2, 1982 in Plano, Texas, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Bill Sefton won the NCAA pole vault for Southern Cal from 1935-37 (tied in 1935-36). He was also AAU champion in 1935 and 1937. His best year was 1937 when he broke the world record twice. The second time came in May at the Pac Coast Conference meet, when he and 1936 gold medalist Earle Meadows both cleared 14-11 (4.54). There was no chance for them to attempt to become the first 15-foot vaulters that day, however, as the uprights could not be raised any higher.

Personal Best: PV – 4.54 (14-11) (1937).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 4

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4 4.25
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 3.40 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres NP o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 3.80 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.00 metres NP o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.15 metres NP xxo
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.25 metres NP o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.35 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 AC NM
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 4.35 metres NP x
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 4.25 metres NP x
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 4.15 metres 4 x
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.80