Thomas Hill biography and facts

Olympic athlete from United States of America

Thomas L. Hill (born 17 November 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American former athlete, who mainly competed in the 110 metre hurdles. Hill was among the world's best high hurdlers in the early 1970s and ranked as the number one in the event in the world in 1970. He competed for the United States in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany, where he won the bronze medal in the men's 110 metre hurdles event. Hill ran track for Arkansas State University where his best finish at the NCAA Championships was a second place in 1972. After graduating, Hill completed his ROTC active duty obligation serving as assistant track coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point while still competing in the hurdles. Hill was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Hill was ranked among the top ten runners in his event in the world and the extremely competitive US by Track and Field News on numerous occasions and as the world's best high hurdler in 1970 : Following his retirement from the sport, Hill has pursued a career in athletic and academic administration. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida and served as assistant  ( Wikipedia )


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United States of America


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Harvard University


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University of Florida

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