Lee Yoder

Dewey Lee Yoder Jr (born July 18, 1930) is an American hurdler, known as Lee Yoder. Yoder attended Mercersburg Academy as a youth, where he trained under Jimmy Curran. He came second in the 400 metres hurdles at the 1952 US Olympic trials, beaten only by eventual gold medalist Charles Moore (also from Mercersburg). He competed in the 400 metres hurdles at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Dewey Lee Yoder
Personal information
Birth nameDewey Lee Yoder Jr
Born (1930-07-18) July 18, 1930 (age 91)
Philadelphia, United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres hurdles

Running for the University of Arkansas, Yoder finished second at the 1952 NCAA Track and Field Championships[3] behind Bob Diviney from Kansas. Yoder later played field hockey, including as part of the bronze medal winning American team at the 1967 Pan American Games.[4] He was manager for the United States field hockey team at the 1984 Olympics.


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lee Yoder Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  2. Here’s 1952 U.S. Olympic Track Squad, Arizona Republic, June 29, 1952
  3. "2012 Arkansas Men's Track and Field Media Guide". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  4. Olderr, Steven (September 14, 2009). The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos: A Statistical History, 1951–1999, bilingual edition / Una Historia Estadística, 1951–1999, edición bilingüe. McFarland. ISBN 9781476604688. Retrieved March 25, 2018 via Google Books.