Rice Institute pole vaulter David R. Weichert
Black and white photograph of Rice Owls track and field athlete David R. Weichert, in profile and with his left arm raised, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: In his three years, DAVID R. WEICHERT (class of 1937) never lost a pole vaulting contest in Southwest Conference competition, setting a SWC record in 1935 that held up for 19 years. Rice won back-to-back SWC conference championships in 1935 and 1936, with Weichert serving as captain the latter year. He won the 1936 Eastern Olympic Tryout at a record 14-3 (with the then standard bamboo pole), but lost to USC’s great team of Earle Meadows and Bill Sexton in the finals. Dave came to Rice from San Jacinto High in Houston although a native of Welsh, La. He became an executive with an electronics instrumentation firm in Tulsa, Okla., after a far-flung oil industry career including assignments in New Zealand and the wilds of Canada.
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame (poor quality image)
Citable link to this pagehttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64575
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