Ward McLanahan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCraig Ward•McLanahan
Used nameWard•McLanahan
Born15 January 1883 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died11 December 1974 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA) / NYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Ward McLanahan finished second in the pole vault at the 1904 IC4As and tied for first in the 1905 IC4As. He competed for Yale and the NYAC. McLanahan was from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and eventually returned there after college to run his family business, the McLanahan Corp. He expanded the business which became one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of equipment for the pit mine and quarry industries. His first position after graduation was in Joplin, Missouri, as a superintendent of zinc and lead mines.

Personal Bests: 110H – unknown; PV – 3.67 (12-0¼) (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Ward McLanahan
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r1/2
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 4
Pole Vault, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC