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Catalog Number 2009.030.166
Description Plaque commemorating Les Steers being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996. Plaque includes image of Steers and a brief biography"Les Steers was a track and field pace-setter and, at the time, may not have always realized the magnitude of his accomplishments. In 1941, at the University of Oregon, he once high-jumped what was believed to be at least 7 feet indoors at halftime of a basketball game. It was more of an exhibition than anything else. The mark was not recognized. / The height wasn't even measured until the next day. Later that year, however, the College of San Mateo alum set the then world record at 6-11 and that standard remained such for another 12 years. / Steers is a member of the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame and the Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Les Steers Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 23, 1996
Species Plaque
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Track athletics
Sports
Steers, Les
College of San Mateo
University of Oregon
Subjects Sports
Awards
Track and field athletics
People Steers, Les