Walter Tweksbury was one of many Penn tracksters under Mike Murphy to compete in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, and like the others, he won his share of medals.  Before reaching Paris, however, Tweksbury captured several championships for the University of Pennsylvania.

 

At the IC4A championships, Tweksbury was a two-time winner in the 100-meter and 220-yard dashes, winning both races in 1898 and 1899.  Additionally, 1898 and 1899 market Tweksbury’s All-America status in those two events.

 

In Paris, Tweksbury amassed two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze.  HE won the 400-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash, placed second in the 60-and 100-meter dashes and took third in the 200-meter hurdles.