Full name: William Octavius Spencer
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: July 30, 1900 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 14, 1983 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
William Spencer won the AAU steeplechase in 1928. That meet also doubled as the 1928 US Olympic Trials and put him on the team for Amsterdam. His winning time in the race, 9:35.8, was also an American record. At the 1924 Olympic Trials, Spencer finished third in the 1,500 to make the Paris team. Spencer competed for Mississippi State University and the Chicago AA.
Personal Bests: 1500 â unknown; 3000S â 9:35.8 (1928).
|1924 Summer||23||Paris||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||3 h2 r1/2|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||United States||USA||8|
|1924 Summer||23||Paris||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||3||4:08.4|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||United States||Final||8|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU|