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Old 12-03-18, 08:23 AM
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Franklin's Olympic Heros - Albert Tyler & Francis Lane - Franklin Classes 1888 & 1891

Albert Clinton Tyler placed 2nd in pole vault the 1st revival of the Olympic Games in 1896. He placed 2nd with a vault of 10' 6", a handsome vault when the world best (before the IAAF official records came about in 1912) was under 12 feet. Born in Cincinnati's own bedroom community of Glendale, he matriculated at Franklin HS (1888) and Princeton University (1897). He was part of the Princeton University team that sailed to Athens for the 1st modern Olympic Games held in April of that year. He would've been 147 years old this coming January 4.

He's the guy on the right (the one holding the pole) in the picture below.

Francis Adonijah Lane also matriculated at Franklin HS & Princeton U., running 12.2 seconds in the 100m to place 3rd in a 2-way tie with Hugary's Alajos Szokolyi. He was also Tyler's cousin.
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