27 Jan '18, 12pm

Remembering Horace Ashenfelter, America's Olympic steeplechase champion - RunBlogRun:

Remembering Horace Ashenfelter, America's Olympic steeplechase champion - RunBlogRun:

- Penn State student Ashenfelter wins the IC4A indoor two-mile title at Madison Square Garden in 9:14.9. He'd go on to win the IC4A two-mile outdoors in 1948 and 1949, along with the NCAA outdoor two-mile in 1949, in a brilliant collegiate career as a Nittany Lion. (The 1948 NCAA cross country meet was memorable, too, in Ashenfelter lore. In the lead by at least 30 yards, but on a poorly marked course at Michigan State, he took a wrong turn and wound up second to an IC4A rival, Rhode Island's Bob Black. April 27, 1949 - Brothers Don, Bill and Horace Ashenfelter team up with Bob Parsons, powering Penn State to four-mile relay victory for Penn State at the Penn Relays in 17:35.4.

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