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Trish King

Full name: Patricia Morley "Trish" King (-Porter, -Topmiller)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 27, 1962 in Atherton, California, United States
Affiliations: Reebok Running Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Pat Porter.

Biography

Trish King competed in the high jump at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She made the US team by placing second at the US Olympic Trials. King also competed in the heptathlon Olympic Trials, placing seventh. She had finished sixth at the 1986 TAC Meet in the heptathlon. She made the Olympic high jump squad with a PR of 1.96 (6-5), which was a bit of a shock since she had never before placed at the TAC Meet or, while competing for the University of Oregon, at the NCAA Meet, and had entered the 1988 Olympics Trials with a PR of only 1.86 (6-1¼).

King later married [Pat Porter], a US Olympic distance runner whose best event, cross-country, was no longer on the Olympic Program. She continued to compete in masters’ events, setting age group records for W40, a world record, and W45, an American record. In 2012, Pat Porter and their son were flying in a private plane when it crashed in Sedona, Arizona, killing all on board.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.96 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Women's High Jump United States USA 19 QR

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC C/F/P
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 19 1.84 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 9 1.84 0 0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.70 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.75 metres 1T o 0 0 1.75
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1.80
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.84 metres 1T o 0 0 1.84
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.87 metres 8T xxx 0 0 1.84
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