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Verne Booth

Full name: Verne Hobson Booth
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: October 27, 1898 in Sawyer, North Dakota, United States
Died: September 27, 1979 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, Baltimore (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Verne Booth won the NCAA 2-miles in 1923. At the AAU Meet, he finished in the top three in the 5- or 6-mile four times – 1923-24, 1926 and 1928. He competed for Johns Hopkins, the University of Delaware, and the Millrose AA. Booth grew up on a North Dakota farm and after high school enrolled in the Signal Corps and served in World War I.

Booth later joined the nascent Brooklyn College to teach science, and eventually authored multiple textbooks, including The Structure of Atoms in 1964, The Nature of Matter and Energy in 1970, Elements of Physical Science in 1971, and A Study of Matter and Energy in 1972. In 1945, at the height of the college basketball point shaving scandal, he was appointed by the Brooklyn College administration in an attempt to examine the causes of the scandal and prevent this from happening in the future.

Personal Best: 10K – 32:14.6 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA AC DNF
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual United States USA AC DNF
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States USA Final Standings 2 14 DNF
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