Full name: William Oliver "Whitey" Overton
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: United States
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 â 9:26.0 (1948).
|1948 Summer||19||London||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||United States||USA||6 h3 r1/2|
|1948 Summer||19||London||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||6||10:14.4|