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Fred Newhouse

Full name: Frederick Vaughn "Fred" Newhouse
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: November 8, 1948 in Haney Grove, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Baton Rouge Track Club, Baton Rouge (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

After running 44.2 in the semi-finals at the 1972 Final Trials, Fred Newhouse of [Prairie View A&M] faded badly in the final and failed to make the team for München. At the 1976 Trials, by which time he was representing the Baton Rouge Track Club, Newhouse qualified comfortably for the Montréal team by finishing second to Maxie Parks. Newhouse beat Parks at the Olympics but lost first place to the great Cuban, Alberto Juantorena. In the relay Newhouse ran 43.8 on the third leg and lengthened the already considerable lead of the U.S. team. At the 1971 Pan American Games he won gold in the 4×400 metres relay (with John Smith and the non-Olympians Dale Alexander and Tommy Turner) and silver in the 400 metres. He later served as an engineer with the Exxon Corp. in Baton Rouge.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.6 (1968); 220y – 20.5 (1970); 400 – 44.2 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Final 2 44.40 4
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 44.89 2
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 45.97 1
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 45.42 5

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States USA Final 1 2:58.65 43.8
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 2:59.52