M. Dale Schofield Athlete Profile

M. Dale Schofield

M. Dale Schofield
Positions: Sprints, Long Jump, Hurdles Hall of Fame: 1976

  • 1976 Men's Track & Field



1976 Hall of Fame Inductee

Dale Schofield was born in Salt Lake City in 1915. He was a four-year letterman in track at BYU, specializing in the 100 and 200 meter sprints, 110 and 220 hurdles, broadjump, and 400 meter hurdles. He was captain of the BYU track team in 1936.

Major tournaments in Dale’s track experience include the NCAA championships in 1934 and 1935, the National AAU meets in 1934, 1935, and 1936, and the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936. In 1935 he was the AAU low hurdle champion and tied the AAU national record for that event.

After the Berlin Olympics, Dale traveled to several European meets. In Prague, Czechoslavakia he won the 100 meter event and in another Czechoslavakian meet won both the 100 and 200 meter races. He received his B.S. degree from BYU in 1936. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was stationed with the Pacific fleet. After the war he enrolled at the University of Southern California and earned his M.S. degree in Education in 1949.