Gold-Medal Character Olympian Jim Spivey Is Heading to Vanderbilt to Coach Track Team
Smith, Andrew, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Andrew Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer
One of the most accomplished athletes in DuPage County history is leaving home .
Glen Ellyn resident Jim Spivey, a three-time U.S. Olympian in track and field for the middle and long distances, has been offered the coaching position for women's cross country and track and field long distance running at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
Growing up in Wood Dale - and a 1978 graduate of Fenton High School in Bensenville - Spivey has lived in Glen Ellyn with is wife, Cindy, and their three children for the past 14 years.
Retiring from international competition in 1997 after a 14-year career, Spivey still holds the fastest time by an American in an Olympic 1,500-meter run final (3:36.06 in 1984, good for fifth …
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Publication information: Article title: Gold-Medal Character Olympian Jim Spivey Is Heading to Vanderbilt to Coach Track Team. Contributors: Smith, Andrew - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 5, 2001. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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