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Harvey Glance

Full name: Harvey Edward Glance
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 28, 1957 in Phenix City, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: Auburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While at Auburn, Harvey Glance scored a sprint double at the 1976 NCAA and then took the 100 m at the Final Trials. In the Olympic 100 m he was the first American home (in fourth place) as, for the first time since 1928, the U.S. failed to medal in the short sprint. Glance won the NCAA 100 m again in 1977 and placed third in 1978 and 1979. In 1979 he won silver in 100 m at the Pan American Games and in 1980 he again qualified for the Olympic team but, of course, did not compete. Glance was a fine relay runner and, apart from his Olympic gold medal, was on the 1979 (with Steve Riddick and the non-Olympians Mike Roberson and Cliff Wiley) and 1987 team (with Lee McNeill, Carl Lewis, and the non-Olympian Lee McRae) that won the Pan American Games 4×100 relay.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1975); 100 – 10.05 (1985); 200 – 20.25 (1983); LJ – 25-10 (7.87) (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 4
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States Final 4 10.19 5
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10.24 1
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 10.23 8
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 10.37 3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States USA Final 1 38.33 2
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.51 8
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 38.76 4