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William Spencer

Full name: William Octavius Spencer
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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 – unknown; 3000S – 9:35.8 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 4:08.4

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 8
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU
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