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Sabin Carr
Birth: Sep. 4, 1904
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1983
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Olympic Athlete. Real name Sabin William Wyatt Carr. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Carr represented the United States at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. He won the gold medal for them in the pole vault competition. Considered an oustanding sportsman, Carr was the first person ever to clear 14 feet in that event. He made the record jump while participating at the IC4A outdoor meet which was held on May 25, 1927. That same year he also set the indoor record of 13 feet, 7 1/8 inches, later raising it to a mark of 13 feet, 9 1/4 inches. As a representative of Yale College he won each of the IC4A outdoor championships from 1926 to 1928, tying one in 1927, while winning the last one outright in 1928. He also participated in the 1928 AAU Indoor meet in which he became the first to clear 14 feet indoors with a vault of 14 feet, 1 inch, a world record. His record in that event was later broken that year by fellow pole vaulter Lee Barnes. Carr came first in that event at the Olympics winning the gold medal, while Barnes came in the fifth spot. After his illustrious sports career, Carr retired to Santa Barbara, California, where he lived until his death at the age of 79. (bio by: K) 
Family links: 
  James Trowbridge Carr (1869 - 1923)
  Helen Sutherland Carr (1884 - 1970)
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Plot: Summit Section, Channel Addition, Lot 33
GPS (lat/lon): 34.41786, -119.65764
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Feb 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24323741
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