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Oscar Moore

Full name: Oscar W. Moore, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: March 31, 1938 in White Plains, New York, United States
Affiliations: New York Pioneer Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Oscar Moore was a distance runner for Southern Illinois and the NY Pioneer Club. He finished third in the 1964 AAU 10K, and fifth in the 1963 5K. At the NCAA Meet, Moore finished second in the 10K and fourth in the 5K in 1967, and was fourth in the 10K in 1966. Moore had started at Southern Illinois after four years in the US Marine Corps (1956-60). He later earned a masters’ degree from SIU, during which time he was assistant director of the Student Center.

In 1971 Moore started the men’s track & field program at Glassboro State College, which later became Rowan University. He led the team to the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship for 19 straight years. Moore also coached the women’s team for seven years, 1986-92. In his honor the Oscar Moore Invitational Track & Field Championships are held each April by Rowan University.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3.45.7 (1967); Mile – 4.06.2 (1967); 2 miles – 8.38.1i (1967); 5000 – 13.51.31 (1967); 10000 – 29.27.77 (1966); 3000S – 9.02.8 (1964).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 8 h4 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 8 14:24.0
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