Full name: George Burton Spitz, Jr.
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: June 19, 1912 in New York, New York, United States
Died: April 1986 in Southampton, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: United States
George Spitz was AAU high jump champion in 1932 and NCAA champion in 1934. Indoors he won the AAU high jump from 1932-34, and in 1931 he set the indoor world best with a mark of 2.00 (6-7) at the Millrose Games, which he bettered at the 1932 Millrose Games with 2.02 (6-7Â½). Outdoors Spitz had six other finishes in the top four at the AAUs from 1929-35. He was also the 1934 Penn Relays champion. He competed for NYU and the NYAC, and used the Eastern cut-off technique, a scissors variant, but Spitzâs technique also had elements of the Western roll. Spitz later served in the US Navy from 1942-48.
Personal Best: HJ â 2.04i (6-8Â¼i) (1933).
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