Full name: Meredith Bright Colket
Born: November 19, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 7, 1947 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
When the 1900 U.S. Olympic team stopped over in London en route to Paris, Meredith Colket finished second to Bascom Johnson, a fellow student at Penn, in the pole vault at the British AAA championships. Colket then placed second in the Olympic pole vault to another Pennsylvanian, [Irving Baxter]. Colket was better known athletically as a tennis player â he lettered for Penn for four years, was runner-up in the 1903 intercollegiate doubles championship, and later captained the Merion Cricket Club tennis team. He worked as an attorney in Philadelphia throughout his life.
Personal Best: PV â 3.38 (1900).
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