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Catalog Number 2009.030.194
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Plato Yanicks of Hillsdale High School and Menlo-Atherton High School. who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 22, 2004. Plaque includes image of Yanicks and a brief biography: "During the heyday of high school track and field in San Mateo County, Plato Yanicks was one of the key coaches who elevated the sport to fresh heights. He directed programs at Hillsdale and Menlo-Atherton high school for a total of 24 years, beginning in the early 1960s. At the latter school, his last 12 boys' teams were 125-11 in dual meet competition. His dominant girls' teams went 51-2 from 1982-1986. Yanicks coached U.S. Olympian Marilyn King during that productive era."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Plato Yanicks Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 22, 2004
Inscription Text "Made in / Mexico" (small rectangular black and gold sticker, back top center.)

"ALPINE / AWARDS / & IMPRINTED SPORTSWEAR, INC. / Foster City… "(gold and green sticker with locations, phone numbers and website information, back left center).
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo
Hillsdale High School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Track and field athletics
Yanicks, Plato
Subjects Sports
Track and field athletics
Coaching (Athletics)
People Yanicks, Plato