FACT, FICTION, OR LEGEND??According to son James, his father once claimed that his teammate and friend Curt Stone once joined him on the track here in Watsessing Park where they preceded to race one another over 5K, each holding their stopwatches in their hands. He claims Ashenfelter and Stone tied at the end, but both watches showed they had each broken the world record!!Let you, the reader be the judge!!
The dedication of the Essex County track in New Jersey occurred on October 14th. And both Horace Ashenfelter III and his wife Lillian were able to attend. Congrats to PSU's greatest steeplechaser*!!!
* Horace never actually ran the steeplechase while a Nittany Lion!