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Whitey Overton

Full name: William Oliver "Whitey" Overton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 10, 1928 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: July 1, 2015 in Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Auburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Whitey Overton finished second in the 1948 NCAA steeplechase and was third at the 1948 Olympic Trials. At the NCAAs Overton placed sixth in the 1949 2-mile and the 1950 mile. He competed for Alabama Polytechnic, later known as Auburn University. Overton worked for Shell Oil for 32 years, then worked for Premix, Bailey Corp., and was the President of E.P.I.C.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 9:26.0 (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 6 h3 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 6 10:14.4
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