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Whitey Overton

Full name: William Oliver "Whitey" Overton
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 10, 1928
Affiliations: Auburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Whitey Overton finished second in the 1948 NCAA steeplechase and was third at the 1948 Olympic Trials. He competed for Alabama Polytechnic, later known as Auburn University.

Personal Bests: 3000S – 9:26.0 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 6 h3 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 6 10:14.4