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Hec Phillips

Full name: Hector "Hec" Phillips
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Born: May 26, 1889 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: October 7, 1948
Affiliations: ?, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Hec Phillips, a decent middle distance runner, was best known as a coach. He led the track & field team of the University of Toronto for 15 years (1933-1948), 1936 Olympian Larry O'Connor among his pupils. He was a promising runner in his native Scotland, but emigrated to Canada in 1912. Although he never won a Canadian title, he did held the national 800 m record between 1920 and 1928. After his death, the Hec Phillips Trophy was instated in 1950, for the outstanding performer in the annual Ontario University Athletics track meet.

Personal Bests: 400 – unknown; 800 – 1:57.2 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres Canada CAN 5 h2 r2/4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 8 h2 r1/3
1924 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 5 h5 r1/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Two 5 51.5est 3 m. bh4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Canada Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 52.3est 2 m. bh1

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Canada Round One Heat Two 8
1924 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Canada Round One Heat Five 5
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