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Jeff Kirk

Full name: Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Kirk
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 25, 1923
Died: February 20, 1976 in Garden City, New York, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Jeff Kirk was runner-up in the 1948 NCAA 400 hurdles for Penn, and placed third at the 1948 Olympic Trials. He graduated from Penn in 1949 and later competed for the Philly Collegiate T&F Club. In World War II Kirk was a conscientious objector but served in India, without seeing combat. He received a doctorate in education from Temple University. He became a professor of education at Lehigh University and then Adelphi University. Kirk died after a short battle with acute leukemia.

Personal Best: 400H – 51.9 (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 5 h1 r2/3

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5 52.5 at 0.49
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 2 QU 54.3
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