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Trent Jackson

Full name: Trenton James "Trent" Jackson
Nickname(s): The Franklin Flash
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: February 28, 1942 in Cordele, Georgia, United States
Died: March 25, 2007 in Rochester, New York, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Fighting Illini, Champaign (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


In 1964 Trent Jackson was ranked fourth in the world and second in the United States in the 100. In the two Olympic Trials in that year, he won the initial trial, and finished second to the redoubtable Bob Hayes in the final trial. Unfortunately Jackson, who competed for the University of Illinois, performed below par at the Olympics and did not make the final.

Jackson later played in the NFL for two years, in 1966 with the Philadelphia Eagles and 1967 with the Washington Redskins, although he was also drafted by the St. Louis baseball Cardinals. He later settled in Rochester, New York where he coached basketball and track.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1964); 100 – 10.1 (1964); 220y – 20.8 (1964).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 8 h1 r3/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 8 10.6w 10.66w
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.4 10,41
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10.5 10,53
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