Clover Park High School alums from the mid-to-late 1960s may recall Mac Wilkins – an Olympic Champion – who attended Clover Park High before moving to Beaverton, Oregon for his senior year. CP Alum Tim Marsh came across the following story in The Portland Tribune and thought fellow alums might enjoy catching up with ‘Multiple Mac’.
It’s been 40 years since Mac Wilkins began his run of making four U.S. Olympic teams by bagging gold at Montreal.
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The shaggy-haired, bearded behemoth from Beaverton High and the University of Oregon — who had set an Olympic discus record at 224 feet in the qualifying — threw 221-5 to win the competition at Olympic Stadium on July 26, 1976.