Derrick Peterson

Derrick Peterson
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1977-11-28) November 28, 1977 (age 45)
Waycross, Georgia
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)800 metres
College teamUniversity of Missouri
Clubadidas

Derrick Peterson (born November 28, 1977, in Waycross, Georgia[1]) is a retired American middle-distance runner who specialized in the 800 meters.[2] He represented the US at the 2004 Summer Olympics . He won the silver medal in the event at the 2001 Summer Universiade and the bronze at the 1999 Summer Universiade.

He was the assistant coach of long sprints and hurdles at his alma mater, the University of Missouri from 2006 to 2012.[3] He is currently an assistant cross country/track and field coach at DePaul University

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd 800 m 1:46.75
1st (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.03
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 25th (h) 800 m 1:48.56
Universiade Beijing, China 2nd 800 m 1:45.49
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 20th (h) 800 m 1:50.05
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 42nd (h) 800 m 1:47.60

Personal bests

Outdoor

  • 800 meters – 1:45.08 (Sacramento 2004)
  • 1000 meters – 2:18

Indoor

  • 800 meters – 1:45.88 (Indianapolis 1999)
  • 1000 meters – 2:19.82 (Boston 2002)

Cross Country

  • 10,000 meters - 32.52.80 (NCAA Champs)

References

  1. ^ a b USATF profile
  2. ^ Derrick Peterson at World Athletics
  3. ^ "Mizzou Tigers profile". Archived from the original on 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-20.