Bill Carr left several marks on intercollegiate athletics, but his best performance came as a junior in 1932, when he represented the
Carr’s other gold-medal and record-setting victory at the Olympics was in the 1,600-meter relay, for which he ran the anchor, passing British 800-meter champion, Thomas Hampson, in the stretch. The team’s time was 3:08.2. In collegiate racing, Carr bested former Penn runner Ted Meredith’s 440-yard intercollegiate record.
In 1932, Carr was the third runner on the Penn Indoor Track team’s 1,600-meter relay, which eventually broke the world record, with him running the lap in 48 seconds.
Carr, a co-captain in 1932, was honored with the Class of 1915 Award in 1933.