Jenny Gold Maday

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Jenny Gold was outstanding as a track and field athlete at Napa High from 1977 to 1980. She also participated in gymnastics for two years, helping the 1978-1979 Napa High team win the MEL Championship. As a track star, Gold established some incredible records in her senior year. She broke her own school high jump record when she cleared the bar at 5’6″, which is still a Napa High School record. She ran the 110-yard low hurdles in 15.1 seconds, which again broke the existing school record, and she had a personal best in the long jump of 16′ 4½”. For these outstanding achievements and for the numerous points, Gold earned honors for her Napa High team in dual and multi-school meets. Gold was named MVP for the track team and Napa High School’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1980. Like many of Napa High School’s Hall of Fame athletes, Gold was an honor role student for many of the semesters that she attended Napa High. She also had one of her art drawings published in “In the Garden” which was a selection of the top 20 drawings and top 36 stories by students during the year. Gold showed an additional athletic talent when she participated in the 1979 Powderpuff football game against the Vintage High School girls’ team. She scored four touchdowns in that game, three of them on runs of 57, 67 and 92 yards and led Napa to a 28 to 26 victory. She also played four years in the Kiwanis Girls fast pitch softball league, ending that stint with a selection as league MVP and a .700+ batting average. Gold continued her track career at Napa J.C., where she placed in the high jump in both the Northern California and State track meets.