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Meredith Colket

Full name: Meredith Bright Colket
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

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 – 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 – 3.38 (1900).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 2 3.25
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