Full name: Hector "Hec" Phillips
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Born: May 26, 1889 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: October 7, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Toronto West End YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
Hec Phillips, a decent middle distance runner, was best known as a coach. He led the track & field team of the University of Toronto for 15 years (1933-1948), 1936 Olympian [Larry O'Connor] among his pupils. He was a promising runner in his native Scotland, but emigrated to Canada in 1912. Although he never won a Canadian title, he did held the national 800 m record between 1920 and 1928. After his death, the Hec Phillips Trophy was instated in 1950, for the outstanding performer in the annual Ontario University Athletics track meet.
Personal Bests: 400 â unknown; 800 â 1:57.2 (1920).
|1920 Summer||30||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Canada||CAN||5 h2 r2/4|
|1920 Summer||30||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Canada||CAN||8 h2 r1/3|
|1924 Summer||34||Paris||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Canada||CAN||5 h5 r1/3|
|1920 Summer||30||Antwerpen||Athletics||Canada||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||5||51.5est||3 m. bh4|
|1920 Summer||30||Antwerpen||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Eight||2||QU||52.3est||2 m. bh1|
|1920 Summer||30||Antwerpen||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Two||8|
|1924 Summer||34||Paris||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Five||5|