Fred Newhouse

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Olympic medal record
Men's track and field
Gold 1976 Montreal 4x400 m relay
Silver 1976 Montreal 400 meters
Pan American Games
Gold 1971 Cali 4x400 metres relay
Silver 1971 Cali 400 metres

Frederick Vaughn ("Fred") Newhouse (born 8 November 1948) was an American competitor at the 1976 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the men's 4x400 meter relay with Herman Frazier, Benny Brown, and Maxie Parks and silver in the 400 m. He finished second in the Olympic final with a time of 44.40 seconds, the second fastest time of the 1970s. The final was won by Cuba's Alberto Juantorena, a.k.a. El Caballo (The Horse).

Newhouse was one of the organizers of the Northwest Flyers Track Club in Houston, Texas.[1] He graduated from Galilee High School in Hallsville, Texas.[2] After graduating Prairie View A&M with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he received his Masters in International Business. He now is Director of Public Affairs for Valero Energy and serves as the Assistant Treasurer of the Prairie View A&M Foundation.[3]


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