|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Hector "Hec"•Phillips|
|Born||26 May 1889 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland (GBR)|
|Died||7 October 1948 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)|
|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 – unknown; 800 – 1:57.2 (1920).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1920 Summer Olympics||Athletics||CAN||Hec Phillips|
|400 metres, Men (Olympic)||5 h2 r2/4|
|800 metres, Men (Olympic)||5 h2 r1/3|
|1924 Summer Olympics||Athletics||CAN||Hec Phillips|
|800 metres, Men (Olympic)||5 h5 r1/3|
|4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic)||Canada||DNS|
|1924 Summer Olympics||Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony||CAN||Hec Phillips|