Don Bragg

Track and Field

Local, Villanova University

Area native from Penns Grove, NJ

Last of the great pole vaulters to use a steel pole

While at Villanova, NCAA Pole Vault Champion (1955)

5 time AAU Indoor Pole Vault Champion (1957-61)

AAU Outdoor Pole Vault Champion (1959)

3 IC4A Indoor Pole Vault titles (1955-57)

3 IC4A Outdoor Pole Vault titles (1955-57)

Sets world indoor record of 4.81m (2/13/59)

Sets world record of 4.80m at the 1960 Olympic trials

Held a top 3 world ranking in the pole vault (1955-57)

Held #1 world ranking in the pole vault for two years (1959, 1960)

Won the Olympic Gold Medal in the pole vault at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome

Wrote 2 books "A Chance to Dare" and "Reflections of Gold"

Enshrined into the Villanova Wall of Honor (1980)

Inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame (1996)

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Class VII (2010)

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