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Catalog Number 2016.010.007
Description Bob Rush Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016. Plaque commemorating Bob Rush of San Mateo High School and the College of San Mateo being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016. The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner. Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate. Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads "20 Peninsula Sports 16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL / OF / FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side. Black and white photograph is a head-and-shoulder portrait in partial profile. A brief biography is also on the front: "One of San Mateo County's outstanding track and field/cross-country coaches, Bob Rush has created a legacy that stands the test of time. He has been active in his professional field for over 65 years. A standout runner himself in his younger years, he coached championship individuals and teams, first at San Mateo High (1963-69), then at College of San Mateo (1969-95). He designed the CSM Crystal Springs Cross-Country Course and has been directing races at it for over 40 years. In 2008, Bob received the President's Award from the U.S. Track and Field Association for his dedication and service to the sport. He is the inventor of the Chronomix, an electronic recording timer for racing events." The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bob Rush Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016
Date June 8, 2016
Creator Spotlight Impressions (San Mateo)
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / /" (silver colored oval-shaped sticker with black text on back); "BOB RUSH / SAN MATEO HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO / Inducted June 8, 2016 / … / SPONSORED BY / San Mateo County / Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau / PLATINUM SPONSOR / First National Bank" (printed on front)
Provenance Sponsored by the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau; platinum sponsor is the First National Bank.
Notes "Rush, who was raised in Grass Valley, dropped a bombshell in the track and field world in 1977 when he invented the first electronic recording timer for cross country and track called the “Chronomix.” It was used throughout the world of cross country and track and field. It was also used world wide in marathon and road races. It has the capacity to print the time and place of thousands of runners with a push of a button as well as recording the time to a thousand of a second. It changed the track world from a blink of a second to blinks of a second."
[ 6/6/2016]
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1.875 inches
Search Terms Awards
College of San Mateo
Rush, Bob
San Mateo High School
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
Subjects Awards
Coaching (Athletics)
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
People Rush, Bob