Charles S. Jacobs
track and field
A member of the United States track and field team at the 1908 London Olympics, Jacobs competed in the pole vault. During the competition, Jacobs won the bronze medal, with a height of 3.58-meters (11'9"), and tied for the bronze with two other vaulters. He and four other competitors broke the previous Olympic record of 11'6".
Jacobs, the Big Ten outdoor champion in 1908, established the world indoor record in the pole vault in February 1909, at 3.73-meters (12'3"); it was the record for over three years.
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