Fred Alderman
Alderman at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
BornJune 24, 1905
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
DiedSeptember 15, 1998 (aged 93)
Social Circle, Georgia, United States
Height5 ft 9+12 in (177 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
ClubIllinois Athletic Club, Chicago
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam 4×400 m relay

Frederick Pitt Alderman (June 24, 1905 – September 15, 1998) was an American sprint runner who won a gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics. He also won the NCAA Championships in 100 yd (91 m) and 220 yd (200 m) and IC4A Championships in 440 yd (400 m) in 1927.[1]

At the 1928 Olympic trials Alderman set his personal best in the 400 m at 48.0 seconds, but did much worse at the Games, at estimated 49.4 s.[1] He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon while at Michigan State College. In 1992, he was inducted into the initial class of the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ a b Fred Alderman.
  2. ^ MSU Athletics Hall of Fame official website Archived 12 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed Mar. 2011.