Philip S. Bartlett
Hometown: Houston, TX
Team: Track & Field

Philip S. Bartlett '76
Houston, TX
Track & Field
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Philip S. Bartlett ’76 was one of the good ones who didn’t get away. At Classical High, the Esmond native was something of a schoolboy superstar, a quick and rugged defensive lineman who just happened to be a hammer thrower of national caliber. The rugged 6-3, 235-pound performer continued his two-sport career at Brown. He was a massive figure on a Brown defensive unit that laid waste to just about every team it faced in 1975. Against Princeton that year Coach John Anderson’s Bruins limited the Tigers to eight yards rushing and sacked the Princeton quarterback nine times. At the end of the campaign, Phil Bartlett was made the All-Ivy first-team as a defensive tackle. Despite his brilliance as a football player, Bartlett will be remembered longer as a weight man of distinction. As a schoolboy he hurled the 12-pound steel ball 219 feet, the second best distance in the nation that year. The only better throw was made by his Classical teammate, Al Jackson, who went on to Penn State. After being second best to Jackson throughout his secondary school career, Bartlett reversed the usual order by outdistancing his rival the first time they met as collegians. That throw of 187-3 with the 16-pound ball broke a Brown record of 186-10 set by Don Seifert in 1955. In 1975 Bartlett won the indoor Heps with the eight best throw in the world. He was on the All-Ivy outdoor track team tree years, the All-Ivy indoor team two years, All-New England outdoor three years, and All-Ivy outdoor in 1973 and indoor in 1975. He was a member of the United States touring track team that competed in Germany, Poland, and Russia in the summer of 1973. Phil Bartlett is now regional sales manager for the Gulf area with Seapac Container Service in Houston.