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Dale Story Oral History Interview. January 9, 2014

Dale Story Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

January 9, 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Dale Story (b. 1942) overcame polio as a child and developed into an elite distance runner, breaking the national high school record for the one-mile run in 1959. Story attended Oregon State as an undergraduate from 1961-1965. During that time, he set numerous school records as a cross country and track athlete, often training and competing barefoot. Perhaps the pinnacle of Story's collegiate career came in 1961 when he won the NCAA cross country championship, leading OSC to the team title at that same event. The Story oral history interview focuses on his upbringing in California, his athletic achievements and extracurricular interests at Oregon State, and his lifelong passion for the outdoors.