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Dave Hall

Full name: David Connolly "Dave" Hall
Gender: Male
Born: May 1, 1875 in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Died: May 27, 1972 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Brown Bears, Providence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Although Dave Hall never won a national title, he was an outstanding performer at the New England Championships, winning the one mile twice, the 10 miles four times, and setting a new half-mile record. Hall, the first Olympian from Brown, was the fastest of the heat winners in the 1900 800m. In the final he was lying second at the halfway mark, at which point he lost a shoe; despite this handicap, he finished third while retaining the Olympic record – the final was won in 2:01.2 compared with Hall’s time of 1:59.0 in the first heat. After graduating from Brown, David Hall took his Sc.M. from the University of Chicago in 1903 and his M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1907. He taught at the University of Oklahoma for two years and then went to the University of Washington as Professor of Hygiene. In 1918 he was a colonel in charge of the ambulance troops on the Italian front and was honored by the King of Italy for his services. Dr. Hall then returned to Washington and retired in 1947 after 39 years at the University.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:59.0 (1900); 1500 - 4.09.2e (1900).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB T
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final 3 8 yds bh
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:59.0

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 4 2 yds bh3