Full name: Samuel Morse "Sam" Felton, Jr.
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: United States
Sam Felton was AAU hammer throw champion from 1949-51 and also won the NCAA hammer in 1948. He attended St. Markâs 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 â 49.40 (162-1) (1948); HT â 57.17 (187-7) (1950).
|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|
|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|