Alumnus and long-distance runner Dale Story won the individual title at the 1961 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championships and in the process guided Oregon State to its first-ever NCAA team title.
A native of Orange, California, Story enrolled at Oregon State University in 1960 and earned a BS in Wildlife Management in 1965. In his national championship race, Story beat six future Olympians as he ran barefoot in 30-degree weather. During his Oregon State career, Story was a four-year letterman, earned track and field All-American honors in 1962 in the 3-mile run, and set 13 course or meet records. Story and his 1961 cross country teammates were inducted into the OSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
The Dale Story Scrapbook consists of clippings, ephemera, and photographs documenting Story's national cross country championship in 1961 as well as other Oregon State University track and field athletes and events in 1961-1962, including sprinter Norm Monroe. The bulk of the scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings. Several ephemeral items are part of the scrapbook including a program for the Oregon State vs University of Washington dual meet in Corvallis in 1962. The photographs include one b/w print of Story with his NCAA championship trophy and 6 color snapshots taken at meets in the spring of 1962 (not held at Oregon State).
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Dale Story Scrapbook, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Related Materials :
Extensive materials pertaining to track and field at Oregon State University from the mid-1960s through 1970s are available in the Berny Wagner Scrapbooks. Additional information about track athletes, coaches, and meets, as well as statistics, are available in the Sports Media Guides (PUB 54) for track and field.
Photographs of track and field athletes and events are part of the William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs, Harriet's Collection, Athletes-Track Photograph Collection (P 010), G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection (P 127), and Jerry D. Belcher Collection of Oregon Agricultural College Track Photographs (P 128).