Meet The Very First “Team USA” From The 1896 Olympics

Herbert Jamison

Illustration: The Sun, New York Public Library

Another of the four Princeton Olympians, Jamison was a sprinter. While his best event was the 200-meter, that wasn’t offered at the first modern Olympics so he competed in the 400-meter instead. He finished second, behind his teammate Thomas Burke, with a time of 55.2 seconds.