Jack Pierce (athlete)

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Jack Pierce
Personal information
Full name Jack Warren Pierce
Born September 23, 1962 (1962-09-23) (age 55)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.

Jack Warren Pierce (born September 23, 1962 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey)[1] is an American former hurdling athlete

Raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, he graduated Woodbury High School in 1980,[2] he attended the Morgan State University on a track scholarship.[3]

He stands 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and during his Olympic competition he weighed 185 pounds (84 kg). At the 1991 World Championships, Pierce placed second behind Greg Foster,[1] and at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Pierce finished third.[1] Jack's personal best time was 12.94 seconds.[1]

He was coached by Norman Tate, a former triple jumper who competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.[2]

Pierce and his family have been residents of Lumberton Township, New Jersey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jack Pierce biography". IAAF. Retrieved June 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Bloom, Mark (1994-02-01). "TRACK AND FIELD; World's No. 2 Hurdler Has a No. 1 Problem". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Jack Pierce biography". USATF. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 
  4. ^ Ostrum, Gus. "Former Olympic Star, New Jersey State Champion Jack Pierce Recalls Days in South Jersey", Courier-Post, March 24, 2009. Accessed November 19, 2016. "Today, Pierce's family – including wife Marva, a former track star herself, daughter Sydnee and son Sterling – reside in Lumberton. "

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