Glenn Hartranft

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Glenn Hartranft
Glenn Hartranft 1924.jpg
Glenn Hartranft in 1924
Personal information
Born December 3, 1901
Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States
Died August 12, 1970 (aged 68)
San Diego, United States
Alma mater Stanford University
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 115 kg (254 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, shot put
Club Stanford Cardinal
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 48.18 m (1924)
SP – 15.53 m (1924)[1][2]

Samuel Glenn "Tiny" Hartranft (December 3, 1901 – August 12, 1970) was an American athlete. He competed in the shot put and discus throw at the 1924 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the shot put, placing sixth in the discus. He won the IC4A championships in both events in 1922 and 1924. In 1924 he set a world record in the discus, which was not ratified because of high wind. He set an official world record next year at 47.89 m.[1]

Hartranft was head football coach at San Jose State University from 1942 to 1946 and the school's head baseball coach from 1944 to 1945.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Glenn Hartranft. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Glenn Hartranft. trackfield.brinkster.net
Records
Preceded by
United States Thomas Lieb
Men's Discus World Record Holder
May 2, 1925 – April 2, 1926
Succeeded by
United States Bud Houser