Frank Castleman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrank Riley•Castleman
Used nameFrank•Castleman
Born17 March 1877 in Tracy Creek, New York (USA)
Died9 October 1946 in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
AffiliationsColgate Raiders, Hamilton (USA) / I-AAC, Queens, New York (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Frank Castleman, of Colgate and the Greater New York Irish AA, gave Harry Hillman, one of the outstanding hurdlers of the time, a good race in the 200 m hurdles at the Olympics. The event was run as a straight final with no heats, and Castleman, who would win the IC4A 220 y hurdles in 1905-06, finished little more than a yard behind Hillman. Castleman also finished second in the IC4A 120 y hurdles for three straight years (1904-06), losing each time to a different winner. Castleman was a three-letter man at Colgate and was known as one of their greatest football players. After a short stint coaching at Colorado, he settled in Columbus, Ohio, where he became track coach and professor of physical education at Ohio State, from which he had obtained an M.D. degree in 1921.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 110H – 15.8y (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Frank Castleman
60 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
100 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h3 r1/2
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
120 yards Hurdles, Boys (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
120 yards Hurdles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
120 yards Hurdles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4
200 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS