Friday, January 19, 2018

Katie Nageotte sets indoor personal best to win pole vault at WSU Indoor Open...

PULLMAN—Washington State University volunteer assistant track coach Katie Nageotte (left/photo courtesy @ktnago13 on Twitter) set a indoor personal best of 15-7.25 (4.76m) Friday night during the first night of competition at the WSU Indoor Open meet at the WSU Indoor Practice Facility on the school campus.

Nageotte, who has been coached by WSU vault coach, 2007 world outdoor champion and American record holder Brad Walker since last spring, started her day with a first attempt clearance of 14-5.25 (4.40m), then had a first attempt clearance of 14-11 (4.55m).

Nageotte, who finished second with a mark of 15-1.5 (4.61m)  to Sandi Morris at last week’s national pole vault summit in Reno, then had a first attempt clearance of 15-3.5 (4.66m),  before attempting 15-7.25 (4.76m).

After a miss on her first attempt, Nageotte, who competed collegiately at Division II Ashland University in Ohio, the same school that Drew Windle of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts graduated from, cleared the height on her second attempt.

She closed out her day with misses at 15-9.25 (4.81m).

Morris has the current world lead at 16-0.75 (4.90m) set in Reno last week.

Courtesy of Katie's Instagram account (@ktnago13 on Instagram), here is video of her jump:

In other events contested Friday night, Eastern Washington's Keshun McGee jumped 50-8.25 (15.45m) to win the triple jump in a Big Sky Conference leading mark.  Pending the outcome of meets throughout the country this weekend, McGee's mark is #10 in NCAA Division I.

The meet resumes Saturday at 10 am.

Results of the first night of competition at the WSU Open are listed below.

NOTE:  The sports information office at Washington State University contributed to this report.

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