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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
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
High Jump
University of Oregon
King, Trish
Subjects Sports
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
People King, Trish