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Nell Jackson

Full name: Nell Cecelia Jackson
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: July 1, 1929 in Athens, Georgia, United States
Died: April 1, 1988 in Binghamton, New York, United States
Affiliations: Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Nell Jackson was a sprinter at Tuskegee Institute. In 1946 she won the 200 metres in the first US Junior Nationals for women. At the 1951 Pan-American Games she was on the gold-medal winning 4×100 relay team (with [Dolores Dwyer], [Janet Moreau], and the non-Olympian Jean Patton) and won a silver medal in the 200 metres. Jackson won the AAU Championship in 1949-50 in the 200. Jackson earned her college degree from Tuskegee, a master's degree from Springfield College in 1953 and a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 1962. She later taught at the University of Iowa, Illinois State, University of Illinois, Michigan State, and SUNY Binghamton. She later became a college professor and track coach and was the women's head coach at the 1956 and 1972 Olympic Games, in addition to managing 10 US international teams.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 200 – 24.2 (1949).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 3 h4 r1/3
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 3 h3 r1/2

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 3 25.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Three 3 48.5 at 0.73
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