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Arnie Sowell

Full name: Arnold M. "Arnie" Sowell
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: April 6, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Pittsburgh Panthers, Pittsburgh (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In 1956 Arnie Sowell ran on world record setting relay teams in both the 4×440y and the 4×880y. He won six AAU championships – the outdoor 800/880y in 1955-56 and four indoor titles over 1,000y – 1955-57 and 1959. He was also NCAA champion for 800/880y in 1954 and 1956. Sowell won a gold medal in the 1955 Pan American Games 800.

Personal Bests: 440y – 47.3 (1955); 800 – 1:46.6 (1956); 1500 – 3:48.1 (1957); Mile – 4:11.2 (1956); 400H – 54.3 (1954).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final 4 1:48.3 1:48.41
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:50.0 1:50.08
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 1:51.3 1:51.27
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