Eldon Jenne

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEldon Irl•Jenne
Used nameEldon•Jenne
Born29 May 1899 in Coupeville, Washington (USA)
Died4 February 1993 in La Jolla, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsWashington State Cougars, Pullman (USA)
NOC United States


Competing for Washington State, Eldon Jenne tied for first in the pole vault at the initial NCAA championship. He later competed for the Multnomah AC. At Washington State, Jenne also played football. He later became a coach, starting in high school in Oregon, where he led teams to state championships in football and basketball. Jenne then became football and basketball coach at Pacific University. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

Personal Best: PV – 3.99 (13-1) (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Eldon Jenne
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 7