Pat Winslow Connolly

Pat Daniels Winslow Connolly claiming the 800-yard national championship in Gary, Indiana.

Three-time Olympian and Coastsider Pat Winslow Connolly will be among those inducted into the College of San Mateo Hall of Fame on Friday, but it wasn’t always fame and glory for the runner. 

“I was long before Title IX, and there were no opportunities,” she said. “That’s one of the reasons that I think it’s so important now, whether it’s boys or girls, that they have the opportunity to run.” 

Emma Spaeth is a staff writer for the Half Moon Bay Review covering community, arts and sports. Emma grew up in Half Moon Bay before earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oregon.

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