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Jack Bacheler

Full name: Jack Stangl "Jack" Bacheler
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: December 30, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: FTC, Gainesville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


In high school, at 2.01 metre tall, Jack Bacheler first played basketball, but by his senior year, discovered his talent for running. He then ran at Miami of Ohio, where he was runner-up in the steeplechase at the 1966 NCAA Meet, after finishing fifth in that event in 1965. He was AAU 10K champion in 1969-70 and AAU Cross-Country champion in 1969. At the AAU Meet he also finished fourth in the 5K in 1970 and the 10K in 1972. Bacheler ran twice at the Olympics, in the 5,000 in 1968, where he failed to make the final, and the marathon in 1972, in which he finished ninth.

After college, Bacheler studied entomology at the University of Florida and ran for the Florida TC. He earned a Ph.D. in entomology and then became a professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Bacheler also coached women’s cross-country at NC State, leading the team to victories at the 1979-80 AIAW Championships.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:01.3 (1969); 2 miles – 8:31.8 (1969); 5000 – 13:37.2 (1971); 10000 – 28:13.4 (1972); Mar – 2-15:40 (1972); 3000S – 8:55.8 (1969).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 4 h2 r1/2
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 9

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 4 QU 14:31.0 14:31.00

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics United States Final Standings 9 2-17:38.2
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