Daniel Horton

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameDaniel Slawson•Horton
Used nameDaniel•Horton
Born24 December 1879 in New York, New York (USA)
Died4 November 1954 in New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsPrinceton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
NOC United States


Daniel Horton competed for Princeton in the triple jump and standing triple jump at the 1900 Olympics. He missed the pole vault, his best event, refusing to compete because it was held on Sunday. The French organizers, to assuage the angry Americans, organized several other additional pole vault events during the 1900 Olympic track & field competition. Horton won one of these with 3.45 metres, but is not considered to have competed in the actual Olympic event. He was IC4A pole vault champion in 1902 and third in that event in 1903.

Personal Best: PV – 3.52 (11-6¾) (1902).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Daniel Horton
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Standing Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Special Scratch Pole Vault #2, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1