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Steve Scott

Full name: Steven Michael "Steve" Scott
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 5, 1956 in Upland, California, United States
Affiliations: Tiger Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Steve Scott was the greatest American miler of the 1980s. He was TAC champion at 1,500/mile in 1977-79 and 1982-83, and won the 1978 NCAA 1,500 for U Cal Irvine. Scott never won a major international championship but was frequently on the podium in those events and major European invitationals. He was second at the 1983 World Championships, and third in the 1987 Pan American Games. He also competed at the 1987 Worlds and the 1977 and 1979 World Cups. In 1982 Scott set an American mile record of 3:47.69 that lasted as the American record for 25 years, until broken by Alan Webb in 2007.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:45.05 (1982); 1500 – 3:31.76 (1985); Mile – 3:47.69 (1982); 2 miles – 8:22.2i (1980); 5000 – 13:30.39 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 10
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 5

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 10 3:39.86
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 3:35.71
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 2 QU 3:41.02
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final 5 3:36.99
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 3:38.20
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:41.57
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