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Bill Ashenfelter

Full name: William Nyman "Bill" Ashenfelter
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: October 16, 1924 in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 4, 2010 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Horace Ashenfelter.

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Bill Ashenfelter was the brother of Horace Ashenfelter, who won the 1952 Olympic steeplechase. They both ran for Penn State and the New York AC. Bill was AAU steeple champion in 1954 and AAU cross-country champion in 1951, and competed at the 1955 Pan American Games. In 1952 at an USA vs. British Empire meet, Bill Ashenfelter led off the 4×880 relay team (with Reggie Pearman, John Barnes, and Mal Whitfield) that set a world record of 7:29.2. In the early 1950s, he began his business career with National Gypsum Company, and in 1963, he established Ashenfelter Associates, a manufacturers representative for masonry and drywall accessory companies. During World War II, Ashenfelter served in the Army with the 33d Field Artillery Battalion in Germany.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:14.3 (1950); 3000S – 9:07.1 (1952).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA AC h1 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat One AC DNF
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