Jeff Kirk

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJeffrey L. "Jeff"•Kirk
Used nameJeff•Kirk
Born25 October 1923
Died20 February 1976 in Garden City, New York (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Jeff Kirk was runner-up in the 1948 NCAA 400 hurdles for Penn, and placed third at the 1948 Olympic Trials. He graduated from Penn in 1949 and later competed for the Philly Collegiate T&F Club. In World War II Kirk was a conscientious objector but served in India, without seeing combat. He received a doctorate in education from Temple University. He became a professor of education at Lehigh University and then Adelphi University. Kirk died after a short battle with acute leukemia.

Personal Best: 400H – 51.9 (1948).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Jeff Kirk
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3