David Neville (sprinter)
David Neville (born June 1, 1984) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meters and two-time medalist (one gold, one bronze) in the Summer Olympics. A native of Merrillville, Indiana, Neville became the first individual track and field medalist out of Indiana University since Willie May won silver in the 110-meter hurdles in 1960.
Neville (falling) at the 2008 Olympics
|Born||June 1, 1984|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100m: 10.86 (Indianapolis, 2003)|
200m: 20.39 (West Lafayette, 2004)
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Neville attended Merrillville High School from 1998-2002 where he ran track and field. He then moved to Indiana University where he competed from 2003 until 2006 winning several individual Big Ten conference titles and being named an All-American.
At the 2008 Summer Olympic, Neville won a bronze medal in the men's 400 m with a time of 44.80 seconds. Neville then teamed with LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, and Jeremy Wariner in the 4x400 m relay to finish first with an Olympic record time of 2:55.39. Neville clocked a split of 44.16 seconds.
|200 m||20.39 (9.8 m/s)||West Lafayette||May 16, 2004|
|400 m||44.61||Eugene||July 3, 2008|
Neville is a Christian.
- "Getting to Know...David Neville". USA Track & Field. January 5, 2016.
- "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Final". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Final". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
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