William Reed (athlete)

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William Reed
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1970-04-01) April 1, 1970 (age 49)
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)200 metres, 400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m: 20.86 (Winter Park 1987)
400 m: 45.17 (Tucson 1987)

William Reed (born April 1, 1970) is a former American sprinter. After a heralded prep career at Central High School in Philadelphia,[1] Reed faded into obscurity. However, he holds world best for his age group in the 300m at U15 and U16 levels with 34.58 and 33.19 seconds indoor respectively.[citation needed]

In 1987, Reed set a World Best in the Youth ranks in the 400 metres.[2]


  1. ^ "Fleet Fifteen Central Sophomore William Reed's Potential Compared To Carl Lewis". Daily News. February 11, 1986.
  2. ^ "Racing To The Head Of His Class". Sports Illustrated. February 2, 1987.

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Preceded by
United States Henry Thomas
Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 400 metres
20 June 1987 – 2 September 1995
United States Obea Moore