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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.


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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