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John Romig

Full name: John Luther Romig
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: October 6, 1898 in Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 16, 1984 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Meadowbrook Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Running for Penn State, John Romig was the inaugural NCAA champion over 2 miles in 1921. He also won the AAU indoors 2-mile in 1922. Outdoors he later moved up in distance and finished second in the 1928 AAU 10K. He also competed for the Meadowbrook Club.

After his track career ended, Romig started teaching and coaching at Kennett Square Consolidated High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He later turned to working with explosives, and became known as an expert on that topic. Romig was the manager of Quarry Mining Industries, and then an executive with Atlas Chemical (later AstraZeneca), and then Atlas Powder Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

Personal Best: 5K – 15:12.4 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 4
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA AC DNF

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final 4 15:12.4
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 15:14.6

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF
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