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Vern McGrew

Full name: Verne Voorhees "Vern" McGrew, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: December 7, 1929 in Big Spring, Texas, United States
Died: January 9, 2012 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Rice Owls, Houston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Vern McGrew placed at the NCAA high jump from 1948-50 – he was equal third in 1948, equal second in 1949, and won the event in 1950. He competed for Rice University, lettering for four years and twice winning the high jump at the Southwest Conference meet. At the AAU Meet he was third in 1948 and fifth in 1949. McGrew later attended graduate school at the University of Texas, and then served in the military for two years before returning to UT for law school. He later worked for Exxon as chief lobbyist.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.04 (6-8¼) (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 18 London Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 16

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1948 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Final Round 16 1.80
1948 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 1.87
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