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Catalog Number 2009.030.101
Description Plaque commemorating Trish King of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 18, 1993. Plaque includes image of King and a brief biography: "Menlo-Atherton High alumna Trish King was a Cinderella story for the 1988 United States Olympic track and field team. / As a high scool and college athlete at the Univeristy of Oregon, she had never high-jumped beyond 5 feet, 11 inches. But, during the 1988 Olympic trials, she soared a full six inches beyond that height and easily mad the United States track and field team. / However, at the Seoul Olympics, she high-jumped 6 feet, 3 1/4 inches and wound up out of medal contention. / At Menlo-Atherton, she was a multi-sport athlete, participating in soccer, swimming and track and field. Her best prep high jump was 5 feet, 9 1/4 inches."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Trish King Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 18, 1993
Species Plaque
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Menlo-Atherton High School
Menlo Park
Atherton
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
High Jump
Olympics
University of Oregon
King, Trish
Subjects Sports
Awards
Athletes
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
People King, Trish