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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 and with the 4x400 relay. He later served in the Army and in 1959 competed in the Pan Am trials for the modern pentathlon, placing seventh.

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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