|Type||Competed in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)|
|Full name||David Connolly "Dave"•Hall|
|Born||1 May 1875 in Sherbrooke, Québec (CAN)|
|Died||27 May 1972 in Seattle, Washington (USA)|
|Affiliations||Brown Bears, Providence (USA)|
Although Dave Hall never won a national title, he was an outstanding performer at the New England Championships, winning the one mile twice, the 10 miles four times, and setting a new half-mile record. Hall, the first Olympian from Brown, was the fastest of the heat winners in the 1900 800m. In the final he was lying second at the halfway mark, at which point he lost a shoe; despite this handicap, he finished third while retaining the Olympic record – the final was won in 2:01.2 compared with Hall’s time of 1:59.0 in the first heat. After graduating from Brown, David Hall took his Sc.M. from the University of Chicago in 1903 and his M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1907. He taught at the University of Oklahoma for two years and then went to the University of Washington as Professor of Hygiene. In 1918 he was a colonel in charge of the ambulance troops on the Italian front and was honored by the King of Italy for his services. Dr. Hall then returned to Washington and retired in 1947 after 39 years at the University.
Personal Best: 800 – 1:59.0 (1900); 1500 - 4.09.2e (1900).
|1900 Summer Olympics||Athletics||800 metres, Men||Olympic||3||Bronze||Representing United States|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||4|
|400 metres, Handicap, Men||Olympic (non-medal)||5|
|800 metres, Handicap, Men||Olympic (non-medal)||AC r2/2|
|1,500 metres, Handicap, Men||Olympic (non-medal)||AC|
|1900 Summer Olympics||14 July 1900||Athletics||800 metres, Men||Round One, Heat One||1:59.0||1|
US citizenship 1896.
Created: Hilary Evans at November 05, 2010 20:02, Last edited: Hilary Evans at November 05, 2010 20:02