Oscar Moore

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOscar W.•Moore, Jr.
Used nameOscar•Moore
Born31 March 1938 in White Plains, New York (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsNew York Pioneer Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Oscar Moore was a distance runner for Southern Illinois and the NY Pioneer Club. He finished third in the 1964 AAU 10K, and fifth in the 1963 5K. At the NCAA Meet, Moore finished second in the 10K and fourth in the 5K in 1967, and was fourth in the 10K in 1966. Moore had started at Southern Illinois after four years in the US Marine Corps (1956-60). He later earned a masters’ degree from SIU, during which time he was assistant director of the Student Center.

In 1971 Moore started the men’s track & field program at Glassboro State College, which later became Rowan University. He led the team to the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship for 19 straight years. Moore also coached the women’s team for seven years, 1986-92. In his honor the Oscar Moore Invitational Track & Field Championships are held each April by Rowan University.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:45.7 (1967); Mile – 4:06.2 (1967); 2 miles – 8:38.1i (1967); 5000 – 13:51.31 (1967); 10000 – 29:27.77 (1966); 3000S – 9:02.8 (1964).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Oscar Moore
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8 h4 r1/2