Full name: William Ernest "Ernie" Cunliffe
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: September 2, 1937 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: United States
In September 1960, Ernie Cunliffe ran on a US 4×880 yards team (with Tom Murphy, Jack Yerman, and Jerry Siebert) against the British Empire in a dual meet. The US finished second in the race, but was credited with a world record for the event. Although the British Empire team posted a better time, they represented four different nations so their time could not be accepted for world record purposes. Cunliffe was AAU indoor champion over 1,000 yards in 1961 and 1964. He twice competed in the 800 metres at the Pan American Games, finishing fifth in 1959 and third in 1963.
Personal Bests: 800 – 1:46.6 (1960); 1500 – 3:42.1 (1960 en route in mile race); Mile – 4:00.4 (1960).
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||United States||USA||6 h2 r3/4|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||6||1:50.8||1:50.92|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||United States||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||2||QU||1:49.7||1:49.83|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||1:48.8||1:48.95|