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Jay Luck

Full name: James Edward "Jay" Luck
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: July 11, 1940 in Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
Affiliations: New Haven Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Jay Luck ran the low and intermediate hurdles for Yale and the New Haven TC. He was fourth in the 1962 NCAA 400 hurdles. At the AAUs, in the 220 yd hurdles he finished sixth in 1960 and fourth in 1961, and in the 400/440 hurdles he was fourth in 1961-62, second in 1964, and third in 1965. Luck also won the IC4A intermediate hurdles in 1961-62. His Olympic experience was hampered as he was recovering from a bout of mononucleosis (glandular fever).

After college Luck earned a PhD in electrical engineering and worked for many years with the technical staff for Verizon in the Boston area. In 1992 Luck was inducted as a charter member of the Watertown High School (Massachusetts) Raider Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 200 – 21.2 (1963); 440y – 46.7 (1965); 120yH – 14.3 (1962); 400H – 50.49 (1964).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 5

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) L T(A)
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 5 50.5 3
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 50.4 50,43
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 51.7 51,77
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