|Type||Competed in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)|
|Full name||John Francis•Cregan|
|Born||29 January 1878 in Schenectady, New York (USA)|
|Died||26 December 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)|
|Affiliations||Princeton Tigers, Princeton (USA)|
The Princetonian John Cregan won the AAU 880y in 1897, the one mile in 1897 and 1898, and at the IC4A he won the 880y in 1898 and the mile for three successive years (1898-1900). This record clearly indicates Cregan’s quality as a miler, but he withdrew from the 1,500m in the 1900 Olympics because the event was staged on a Sunday. When the U.S. team stopped over in London on their way to Paris, John Cregan took second place to Alfred Tysoe at the British AAA Championships. It was Tysoe who again beat him in the Olympic final.
Personal Bests: 800 – 1:55.3 (1897); Mile – 4:24.4 (1900).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1900 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||John Cregan|
|800 metres, Men (Olympic)||2||Silver|
|1,500 metres, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|Marathon, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|800 metres, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal))||AC r2/2|