David Neville
Neville (falling) at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 38)
Merrillville, Indiana
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Event(s)400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 10.86 (Indianapolis, 2003)

200m: 20.39 (West Lafayette, 2004)

400m: 44.61 (Eugene, 2008)

David Neville (born June 1, 1984) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meters and two-time medalist (one gold, one bronze) in the Summer Olympics. A native of Merrillville, Indiana, Neville became the first individual track and field medalist out of Indiana University since Willie May won silver in the 110-meter hurdles in 1960.


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Neville attended Merrillville High School from 1998-2002 where he ran track and field.[1] He then moved to Indiana University where he competed from 2003 until 2006 winning several individual Big Ten conference titles and being named an All-American.

At the 2008 Summer Olympic, Neville won a bronze medal in the men's 400 m with a time of 44.80 seconds.[2] Neville then teamed with LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, and Jeremy Wariner in the 4x400 m relay to finish first with an Olympic record time of 2:55.39. Neville clocked a split of 44.16 seconds.[3]

Personal bests

Event Time Venue Date
200 m 20.39 (9.8 m/s) West Lafayette May 16, 2004
400 m 44.61 Eugene July 3, 2008

Personal life

Neville is a Christian. After retiring from running, Neville took the Head Coaching position at Taylor University Men's and Women's Track and Field. There he recruited several Division 1 caliber athletes such as NAIA Champion Caleb Anthony (400m Hurdles), Crossroads League Champion Sam Lacher (400m), and Luke Wilson (High Jump)[4] before moving on the University of Tennessee - Knoxville to lead the Olympian filled sprint squad in 2017.[5]

In 2016 Neville competed in American Grit, finishing in sixth place.


  1. ^ "Getting to Know...David Neville". USA Track & Field. January 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Final". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Final". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  4. ^ "2021-22 Men's Indoor Track and Field".
  5. ^ "David Neville - Track & Field / XC Coach".