Jim Eshelman pole vault for Stanford, 1966

He was also a Cubberley grad. I’d nominate him for the Cubberley Hall of Fame (talk to Dan Fowlkes, Bret Baird or Hans Delannoy).
But going forward, with our tax dollars from COPA and PAUSD using the site for cultural and educational post-BLM matters, we need to rename the space, for someone not associated with eugenics.
How about The Bill Green Center? (For national champion in the 400, but missed the 1980 Moscow Olympics and died young due to a neuromuscular disease: no, It was cancer but ironically enough presented as loss of movement of his feet as Keith Peters describes in a great obituary: metastatic esophageal cancer after an undetected malignant spinal tumor caused sudden paraplegia.



About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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