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Warren Druetzler

Full name: Warren Oliver Druetzler
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: June 8, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

At the Coliseum Relays in 1950, Warren Druetzler ran on a Michigan State 4x880y relay team that broke the world record. He was NCAA mile champion in 1951 and AAU steeplechase champion in 1950. Druetzler also helped Michigan State to national cross-country championships in 1948 and 1949, and a second place finish in 1950. He was runner-up at the AAU Meet in the 1,500 m in 1951-52 and the steeplechase in 1953-54. At the NCAA cross-country meet, Druetzler was runner-up in 1950 and three times placed in the top 10. Druetzler was a military personnel officer in the US Army at the time of his 1952 Olympic appearance. After his military retirement Druetzler worked as a personnel officer at the Decatur, Indiana plant of Central Soya of Fort Wayne.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:47.8 (1952); Mile – 4:08.8 (1951); 2 miles – 9:08.9 (1949); 3000S – 9:19.2 (1951); 5000 – 14:35.4 (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 12

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final 12 3:56.0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 3:50.8 3:51.16
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:51.4 3:51.66
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