|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Albert Richmond "Boo"•Morcom|
|Born||1 May 1921 in Braintree, Massachusetts (USA)|
|Died||3 October 2012 in Tilton, New Hampshire (USA)|
|Measurements||177 cm / 66 kg|
|Affiliations||New Hampshire Wildcats, Durham (USA)|
Boo Morcom was national caliber in both the high jump and pole vault. He started college at the University of New Hampshire in 1940 but was sidetracked by World War II, although he finished second in the 1942 AAU high jump. In 1943 Morcom pulled off an unprecedented triple at the IC4A meet, when he won the high jump, pole vault, and long jump.
After serving in the war for three years Morcom graduated from UNH in 1947, winning the NCAA pole vault that year. He was AAU pole vault champion in 1945 and 1947-48. Morcom later became a phys ed teacher and track coach, first at the University of Pennsylvania but in later life in high school back in New Hampshire. He continued to compete in masters events well into his 70s.
Personal Bests: HJ – 1.94 (6-4½) (1947); PV – 4.49 (14-9) (1949); LJ – 7.23 (23-8¾) (1947).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1948 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Boo Morcom|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||6|