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Ted Wheeler

Full name: Theodore Stanley Richardson "Ted" Wheeler
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: January 30, 1931 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Affiliations: Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa City (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In 1956 Ted Wheeler placed fifth in the 1,500 at the NCAAs and improved to second at the Olympic Trials. At the AAU Meet, Wheeler was eighth in the 800 in 1954 and sixth in 1955, and finished seventh in the 1,500 in 1952. Wheeler competed at both the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Trials in the 1,500, finishing eighth in 1952 and second in 1956. He represented the University of Iowa and the Chicago TC. Wheeler became a college track coach at his alma mater.

Personal Bests: 440y – 48.6 (1953); 880y – 1:50.3 (1955); 1500 – 3:48.0 (1956); Mile – 4:04.7 (1956); 2 miles – 9:16.0 (1951).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 8 h1 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Round One Heat One 8 3:50,1 3:50.02
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