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Yelm athlete Patsy (Walker) Pointer inducted into the Hall of Fame

Patsy Walker in college in Houston, YHS student 1973-77.
Photo credit: Univ. of Houston Athletic Dept.

– “Track star who single-handedly won Yelm a state title in 1977 will be inducted into WIAA hall of fame”
“Four decades after becoming the first — and only — athlete in state history to win a high school track and field team title by herself, Patsy Pointer is headed to the hall of fame.

“Pointer, née Walker, won all four of her events her senior year to lead Yelm High School to its only state championship in the sport in 1977, edging Port Townsend, 40-37, for the 1A title in Yakima,” by Lauren Smith, The Olympian.
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– “Olympians and pioneers are part of the WIAA’s 2018 Hall of Fame Class”
“Ceremony planned for May 2 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.”

“The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced its 2018 Hall of Fame Class on Monday. The group will be honored with the 2017 Class at a luncheon on May 2 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.

“Track and field standouts Gerry Lindgren of Rogers (Spokane) and Patsy (Walker) Pointer of Yelm are the athlete inductees. Lindgren competed at the 1964 Olympics and won 11 NCAA championships while running for Washington State. Pointer scored all 40 points in Yelm’s 1977 track and field championships and was the 1981 NCAA women’s heptathlon champion while competing for Houston,” by Jayda Evans, Seattle Times.
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Posted by Steve on April 18, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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