Antone G. Singsen
Antone G. Singsen
Team: Track & Field

Antone G. Singsen '38
Sport:
Track & Field
Year Inducted:
1987

Whenever the late Antone Singsen was “up in the air,” Brown’s track team had a good thing going for it. That’s because Singsen was a standout in the Broad jump, the high jump, and the high and low hurdles. As a freshman, he set and broke his own broadjump record three times, tied the freshman record in 120-yard high hurdles, and was high-point man in four of four outdoor meets. During his years at Brown, Singsen medaled in the broad jump in each of the four IC4A meets he competed in, placing third and fourth in outdoors competition and fourth and fifth indoors. In three New England Intercollegiate championship appearances, he finished in first place in the broad jump twice, and once, while injured, he finished sixth. His leap of 24’6” in the 1938 New England Intercollegiate Meet at Brown Stadium set a Brown, field, and New England Intercollegiate Meet Record. Singsen was a consistent performer; in fifteen varsity dual meets he scored points in at least two events in at least two events in each meet, scored an average of 10.11 points per meet, and was Brown’s high point scorer in eight of the fifteen meets. He placed in every broad jump event that he entered, from meets to dual meets to regional contest to the IC4As. Singsen’s son, Bill ’67, remembers that his father loved a challenge. As a sophomore he was undefeated in dual meet competition until MIT’s Stanley Johnson beat him with a leap of 23’5”, four inches farther that Dad had ever leaped in competition. One week later, at the New England Intercollegiate Meet, they meet again. Johnson jumped an inch and a half farther than he had the previous week. Dad produced his best effort to date, 23’7-9/16”, to win the event and set his first Brown varsity record.”