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Ned Merriam

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNed Alvin•Merriam
Used nameNed•Merriam
Born26 October 1884 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (USA)
Died9 July 1956 in Tinley Park, Illinois (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsChicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Ned Merriam ran for the University of Chicago. He also starred on the football team from 1905-08 for the Maroons. Merriam later became a track coach, initially at Texas A&M, Iowa State, DePauw, and then Yale. In 1929 he returned to his alma mater and coached Chicago from 1929-50, when he retired.

Personal Best: 440y – 49.6 (1906).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Ned Merriam
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r2/3