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Horace Ashenfelter

Horace Ashenfelter (Track and field.  Born, Collegeville, PA, Jan. 23, 1923.)  At the top of his class as an indoor two-miler in the early 1950s, Penn State graduate Horace Ashenfelter, III, was also a U.S. gold medal Olympian in the steeplechase at Helsinki (1952).  That year, Ashenfelter pushed Fred Wilt to a Madison Square Garden […]

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