Meredith Colket

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMeredith Bright•Colket
Used nameMeredith•Colket
Born19 November 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died7 June 1947 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


When the 1900 U.S. Olympic team stopped over in London en route to Paris, Meredith Colket finished second to Bascom Johnson, a fellow student at Penn, in the pole vault at the British AAA championships. Colket then placed second in the Olympic pole vault to another Pennsylvanian, Irving Baxter. Colket was better known athletically as a tennis player – he lettered for Penn for four years, was runner-up in the 1903 intercollegiate doubles championship, and later captained the Merion Cricket Club tennis team. He worked as an attorney in Philadelphia throughout his life.

Personal Best: PV – 3.38 (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Meredith Colket
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Pole Vault, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3