Full name: Arnold M. "Arnie" Sowell
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: April 6, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Pittsburgh Panthers, Pittsburgh (USA)
Country: United States
In 1956 Arnie Sowell ran on world record setting relay teams in both the 4Ã440y and the 4Ã880y. He won six AAU championships â the outdoor 800/880y in 1955-56 and four indoor titles over 1,000y â 1955-57 and 1959. He was also NCAA champion for 800/880y in 1954 and 1956. Sowell won a gold medal in the 1955 Pan American Games 800 and with the 4x400 relay. He later served in the Army and in 1959 competed in the Pan Am trials for the modern pentathlon, placing seventh.
Personal Bests\: 440y â 47.3 (1955); 800 â 1:46.6 (1956); 1500 â 3:48.1 (1957); Mile â 4:11.2 (1956); 400H â 54.3 (1954).
|1956 Summer||21||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||United States||USA||4|
|1956 Summer||21||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final||4||1:48.3||1:48.41|
|1956 Summer||21||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||1:50.0||1:50.08|
|1956 Summer||21||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||1:51.3||1:51.27|