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Catalog Number 2009.030.027
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Wendy Brown of Woodside High School. who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990. Plaque includes image of Brown and a brief biography: "Wendy Brown was a basketball and volleyball player as well as a standout track star at Woodside High School.
In 1984 she brought home the California state track and field title for Woodside all by herself. She won three jumping events- the high jump, long jump, and triple jump- and finished second in the 100-meter hurdles. All three winning jumps were state records and her 42-feet, 10.5 inch triple jump was a national mark. She earned enough points single-handedly to give Woodside the state title.
That unique 1894 [sic] performance was chosen as The Times' top individual sports achievement by a female athlete from this county in the 1980s, and Brown was The Times' female Athlete of the Year in 1984.
The next year at the University of Southern California, Brown recorded the world's best women's triple jump in history, 44-6.75. In 1986, she became the first woman ever to clear 45 feet in triple jump when she won The Athletics Congress national title with a wind-aided 45-2.5.
Brown added the heptathlon to her repertoire in 1987 an won the Pac-10 title that year and and the NCAA title in 1988. She went to the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, that year and finished 13th in the world's ultimate track meet."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Wendy Brown Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 16, 1990
Inscription Text "*All our products are / custom manufactured of the / highest quality materials / Alpine / Awards / Inc. / Foster City..." (black green and gold square sticker, back top center, attatched diagonally)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Woodside
Woodside High School
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
Olympics
Brown, Wendy
Subjects Sports
Awards
Athletes
Track and field athletics
Track athletics
Olympic team
Jumping
People Brown, Wendy