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Bill Verner

Full name: William Franklyn "Bill" Verner
Gender: Male
Born: June 24, 1883 in Grundy County, Illinois, United States
Died: July 1, 1966 in Pinckney, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Bill Verner at one time held the Purdue records at 880 y one mile, and two miles, and the Indiana state records for 880 y and the mile. In the 1904 Olympics 1,500 m, Purdue took the second and third places with Verner winning the silver medal and Lacey Hearn the bronze. These two also ran well for the Chicago AA team in the four mile team race, finishing third and fourth respectively Verner also placed fourth in the steeplechase and sixth in the 800 m. He was offered a chance to go to Athens with the 1906 Olympic team, but preferred to stay behind and represent Purdue as their captain in his last year of collegiate eligibility. Verner graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1906 and for many years served as consulting engineer to the Washtenaw County Treasurer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Personal Bests: 880y – 2:01.2 (1905); 1500 – 4:06.8 (1904).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 6
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics Men's 2,590 metres Steeplechase United States USA 4
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics Men's 4 mile, Team Chicago Athletic Association USA 2 Silver

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 6

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 2 4:06.8

Men's 2,590 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 4

Men's 4 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics Chicago Athletic Association USA Final Standings 2 3
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