(Royalty at Track Meet by Stan Payne, May 10, 1958. Courtes of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10631.)

Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on May 11, 1958. Caption under photo reads: “Colorado Springs pole vaulter Don Meyers provides an appropriate backdrop as he goes over the bar for Queen Jean Knight and her aides Saturday afternoon at the South Central League track meet at Washburn Field. Miss Knight is flanked by Mary Tinnan (left) and Barbara Bradford. Meyers showed that he could provide more than photographic material when he racked up SCL and school records in the pole vault (12-2¼) and high jump (6-4¼) as well as winning the broad jump (22-1½).”

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