Mercersburg Olympians

Mercersburg students and alumni from 15 countries have appeared in 22 of the 29 Summer Olympics held since 1896, including every Summer Games but one in which the United States competed from 1908 to 2004.

Mercersburg athletes have competed in several areas of athletics: track and field, swimming, sailing, gymnastics, wrestling, and the former Olympic sport of tug of war.
 
Notably, there have been 15 Olympics with more than one Mercersburg athlete participating, including the 1924 Summer Games, when five Mercersburg alumni competed.  And in 1952, Mercersburg alums Charlie Moore ’47 and Lee Yoder ’50 even competed in the same event.
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      Olympians

      Olympic gold medalist and USA Track & Field Hall of Fame member Charles Moore '47 donated the gold and silver medals he won at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games to Mercersburg.

List of 14 items.

  • Walter Drumheller 1897

    1900 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Robert “Bob” Leavitt 1903

    1906 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Thomas “Tom” Moffitt 1901

    1908 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • William Robbins 1906

    1908 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Leander James “Lee” Talbott, Jr. 1907

    1908 Olympics, USA Tug of War, Wrestling, Athletics
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  • Robert Bruce Foster 1909

    1908 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • James Edwin “Ted” Meredith 1912

    1912/1920 Olympics, USA Track & Field
    1936 Olympics, Czechoslovakia Track and Field (coach)
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  • Harold “Harry” Goelitz 1914

    1920 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Allen Woodring 1918

    1920 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Edwin Marvin Rick 1920

    1924 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • George Black “Buck” Hester 1922

    1924/1928, Olympics Canada Track & Field
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  • Charles “Crip” Moore 1922

    1924 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • William John “Bill” Cox 1924

    1924 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Harrison Smith “Harry” Glancy 1924

    1924 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Bernard Ernst “Barney” Berlinger 1927

    1928 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • William Arthur “Bill” Carr 1929

    1932 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Basil Heal Francis 1931

    1932 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • John Joseph Macionis 1934

    1936 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Alan Ford 1942

    1948 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Kirk 1942

    1948 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Robert Raymond “Bob” Sohl 1945

    1948 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Charles Hewes Moore Jr. 1947

    1952 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Richard Fitch “Dick” Cleveland 1948

    1952 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Dewey “Lee” Yoder 1950

    1952 Olympics, USA Track & Field
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  • Jean Leopold Cronstedt 1950

    1960 Olympics, Sweden Men’s Gymnastics
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  • Radames Torruella 1958

    1968 Olympics, Puerto Rico Sailing
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  • Rolando Cruz 1960

    1956/1960/1964 Olympics, Puerto Rico Track & Field
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  • Celestino “Tito” Perez 1965

    1964 Olympics, Puerto Rico Men’s Swimming
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  • Frank Larry Richardson Armengol 1980

    1976 Olympics, Nicaragua Men’s Swimming
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  • Richard Erwin “Rich” Saeger 1982

    1984 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Faith Elizabeth “Betsy” Mitchell 1983

    1984/1988 Olympics, USA Women’s Swimming
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  • Christine Jacob 1985

    1984 Olympics, Philippines Women’s Swimming
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  • Roberto Granados 1986

    1984 Olympics, Guatemala Men’s Swimming
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  • Melvin “Mel” Stewart 1988

    1988/1992 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
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  • Leo Najera 1989

    1992 Olympics, Philippines Men’s Swimming
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  • Timothy Alexander Eneas 1991

    1992 Olympics, Bahamas Men’s Swimming
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  • Geri Mewett 1992

    1992 Olympics, Bermuda Men’s Swimming
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  • Raymond Papa 1994

    1992/1996 Olympics, Philippines Men’s Swimming
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  • Kamal Salman Masud 1997

    1996/2000 Olympics, Pakistan Men’s Swimming
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  • Tinka Dancevic 1998

    1996/2000 Olympics, Croatia Women’s Swimming
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  • Yu Ching ‘Marilyn’ Chua 1998

    2000 Olympics, Malaysia Women’s swimming
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  • Torwai ‘Oat’ Sethsothorn 2000

    2000 Olympics, Thailand Men’s Swimming
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  • Johnathan Steele 2003

    2004 Olympics, Grenada Men’s Swimming
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  • Abed Kaaki 2004

    2004 Olympics, Lebanon Men’s Swimming
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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
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