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John Collier

Full name: John Sheldon Collier
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 26, 1907 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 31, 1974 in Coronado, California, United States
Affiliations: Brown Bears, Providence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


John Collier attended Brown where his father, Prof. Theodore Collier, was chairman of the history department. At the 1928 Final Trials, Collier placed second to [Steve Anderson]; in Amsterdam, Anderson and the South African, [Syd Atkinson], finished ahead of him. He won the 1929 IC4A high hurdles in 14.6, beating the 1928 champion, Ross Nichols of Stanford, who finished second. In 1929, Collier also won the IC4A indoor hurdles and set a world record of 7.6 for the 60y hurdles at the Millrose Games. Collier made a comeback in 1933 and the following year he equalled the indoor record for the 60 y hurdles (five hurdles) three times before bringing the record down to 7.5 at the Millrose Games. He also won the AAU indoor in 1934 and set a new world record of 7.4 for the 60 y hurdles (four hurdles). Like his father, John Collier became a teacher and for many years was science master and track coach at St. Paul's School.

Personal Best: 110H – 14.5y (1935).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 3 14.9 2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 14.8
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 15.0
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