• Athlete
High School
  • Bloomington High School
Graduation Year
  • 1912
  • Track
  • 2020

Born in Vevay July 11, 1895, family in Bloomington by 1900 census … graduated BHS, attended IU … at 19, cleared 6-1 at meet in New York to set unsanctioned “world” women’s pole vault record’ (first internationally recognized women’s world record in event in 1994, Sun Carvon, China, 13-3¼) … featured in New York Times article May 21, 1915, on meet planned in Indiana to get sanction for record … attended IU, director of physical training at Connersville High School, later director park recreation program in Indianapolis … lawyer, 50-year member Indiana Bar Association … died at 86 in 1981 … 2019 inducted Indiana Track Hall of Fame as Pioneer of the Sport.