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Sam Felton

Full name: Samuel Morse "Sam" Felton, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: May 26, 1926 in New York, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 2015 in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Sam Felton was AAU hammer throw champion from 1949-51 and also won the NCAA hammer in 1948. He attended St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts and then competed for Harvard and Dartmouth, and after college, the NYAC, the US Navy, the Navy Olympics, and the Philly Collegiate T&F Club. At the AAU meet he placed in the top three in the hammer every year from 1947-55, with the exception of a fourth-place finish in 1954.

After graduating from Harvard, Felton obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He later worked in professional management and corporate development, working with industries such as SmithKline & French Labs, Berwind Corporation, and North American Car. He started and directed SRI International Midwest Management Consulting Practice. Felton was a member of The Planning Forum, The Camden Conference, The Harvard Club of Boston, and the Southwest Harbor Library. He was inducted into the NYAC Hall of Fame in April 2015.

Personal Bests: DT – 49.40 (162-1) (1948); HT – 57.17 (187-7) (1950).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 4
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 11

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Round 4 53.66
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 13 QU 49.20
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 6 49.20
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP 49.20
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP pass
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 11 53.32
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 53.10
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 10 foul 53.10
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 11 53.32 53.32
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 15 QU 50.89
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 7 50.89
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 6 50.89
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 7 50.89 pass
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass
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