Before his long teaching career at Stow High, William Bloor made a sprinting name for himself in New Jersey and Ohio. At Newark, N.J. Prep, he made off with the New Jersey and national interscholastic 440 and 880 championships at Chicago in 1929 along with setting a world's interscholastic 600-yard record. Bloor twice selected to the All-American interscholastic track team as a half miler. At Ohio State U as a freshman, he won the state AAU quarter mile title. While out of college one year, Bloor was on a two-mile relay team which won the AAU national championship. As a senior in 1934, he captained the Ohio State trackmen and established an all-time OSU 880 record.