Lee Pearce Orr (April 12, 1917 – July 27, 2009) was a Canadian athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and grew up in Monroe, Washington. After high school, Orr ran for the Washington State University Cougars where he was coached by Karl Schlademan. He worked as a stock boy for $35 a day to get through school in the days before athletic scholarships. The six-foot, 175 pound freshman dazzled his coaches. He went on to eight Pacific Coast North Division titles and an NCAA championship in the 440-yard run. And he and his brother Jack ran with the Cougar relay team that set a world record in June, 1937. Orr was inducted into the Washington Athletic Hall of Fame.

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  • Lee Orr (Lee Pearce Orr; * 12. April 1917 in Saskatchewan; † 23. Juli 2009 in Monroe, Washington, Vereinigte Staaten) war ein kanadischer Sprinter. Bei den Olympischen Spielen 1936 schied er über 100 m im Vorlauf aus und kam über 200 m und in der 4-mal-100-Meter-Staffel jeweils auf den fünften Platz. 1938 schied der bei den British Empire Games in Sydney über 440 Yards im Vorlauf aus und siegte mit der kanadischen 4-mal-440-Yards-Stafette. Als Student der Washington State University wurde er 1940 NCAA-Meister über 440 Yards. (de)
  • Lee Pearce Orr (April 12, 1917 – July 27, 2009) was a Canadian athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and grew up in Monroe, Washington. After high school, Orr ran for the Washington State University Cougars where he was coached by Karl Schlademan. He worked as a stock boy for $35 a day to get through school in the days before athletic scholarships. The six-foot, 175 pound freshman dazzled his coaches. He went on to eight Pacific Coast North Division titles and an NCAA championship in the 440-yard run. And he and his brother Jack ran with the Cougar relay team that set a world record in June, 1937. Orr was inducted into the Washington Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, he finished fifth in the 200 metre event. He was also a member of the Canadian relay team which finished fifth in the Men's 4 x 100 metres relay. In the 100 metres contest he was eliminated in the first round. At the 1938 Empire Games he won the gold medal with the Canadian team in the 4×440 yards relay event. In the 440-yard dash competition he was eliminated in the heats. (en)
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  • Lee Orr (Lee Pearce Orr; * 12. April 1917 in Saskatchewan; † 23. Juli 2009 in Monroe, Washington, Vereinigte Staaten) war ein kanadischer Sprinter. Bei den Olympischen Spielen 1936 schied er über 100 m im Vorlauf aus und kam über 200 m und in der 4-mal-100-Meter-Staffel jeweils auf den fünften Platz. 1938 schied der bei den British Empire Games in Sydney über 440 Yards im Vorlauf aus und siegte mit der kanadischen 4-mal-440-Yards-Stafette. Als Student der Washington State University wurde er 1940 NCAA-Meister über 440 Yards. (de)
  • Lee Pearce Orr (April 12, 1917 – July 27, 2009) was a Canadian athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and grew up in Monroe, Washington. After high school, Orr ran for the Washington State University Cougars where he was coached by Karl Schlademan. He worked as a stock boy for $35 a day to get through school in the days before athletic scholarships. The six-foot, 175 pound freshman dazzled his coaches. He went on to eight Pacific Coast North Division titles and an NCAA championship in the 440-yard run. And he and his brother Jack ran with the Cougar relay team that set a world record in June, 1937. Orr was inducted into the Washington Athletic Hall of Fame. (en)
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