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Becky Holliday

Becky Holliday

Event: Pole Vault
Height: 5-3
Weight:
PR: 4.62m/15-1.75 (2010)
Born: 03/12/1980
Current Residence: Jonesboro, Ark.
Hometown: Penryn, Calif.
High School: Reed High, Nevada 98
College: University of Oregon '03
Coach: Earl Bell
Agent: Chris Layne
Sponsor: Asics
Club:
USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2012 (4.55m/14-11); 2010 (4.60m/15-1)
Two-time USA Outdoor bronze medalist - 2013 (4.55m/14-11); 2014 (4.45m/14-07.25)
2005 USA Indoor runner-up (4.30m/14-4.25)
2010 USA Indoor bronze medalist (4.55m/14-11)
Tied for third at 2003 USA Outdoors (4.35m/14-3.25)

International Championships
3rd at 2011 Pan-Am Outdoors (4.30m/14-1.75)
1st at 2007 NACAC Outdoors  (4.15m/13-7.25)

Collegiate Championships
2003 NCAA Outdoor champion (4.41m/14-5.5)

About Becky
After nearly a decade of competition as a post-collegiate professional, Holliday secured her first Olympic team berth with her second place finish at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Holliday did not pick up pole vault until the age of 16 after a completing a distinguished career in gymnastics, where she was a four-time state champion in the all-around category in 12-16 age group and a three-time regional champion. It did not take her long to establish herself as a national-caliber pole vaulter. She was ranked #7 in the U.S. at the end of the 2001 season, in which she placed 5th at USA Outdoors and 8th at the World University Games. She won the Nevada state prep title as a senior in 1998 and took fourth as a junior. Attended Clackamus Community College before transferring to Oregon, where she was a psychology major. She has held numerous jobs while training and pursuing her dream including everything from waitressing to baggage handling. Splits her time training in Chula Vista, Calif. and Jonesboro, Ark.
Results:
2014:
 7th at USA Indoors (4.41m/14-5.5); 3rd at USA Outdoors (4.45m/14-7.25)
2013: 7th in qualifying group A at World Outdoors (4.45m/14-7.25); 3rd at USA Outdoors (4.55m/14-11); 6th at adidas Grand Prix (4.23m/13-10.5); 8th at Shanghai (4.15m/13-7.25); 6th at Drake Relays (4.43m/14-6.25); 5th at Milrose Games (4.20m/13-9.25)
2012: 9th at Olympic Games (4.45m/14-7.25); Olympic Trials runner-up (4.55m/14-11); 7th at Drake Relays (4.15m/13-7.25); 5th at USA Indoors (4.47m/14-8); 3rd at U.S. Open (4.42m/14-6); 1st at Reno PV Summit (4.42m/14-6)
2011: 3rd at Pan-Am Games (4.30m/14-1.25); 1st at Lignano (4.40m/14-5.25); 1st at Gill Factory Vault (4.62m/15-1.75); 7th at USA Outdoors (4.30m/14-1.25); 7th at Pre Classic (4.28m/14-0.5); 2nd at USA Indoors (4.55m/14-11)
2010: 5th at Continental Cup (4.35m/14-3.25); 2nd at Luzern (4.25m/13-11.25); 2nd at USA Outdoors (4.60m/15-1); 3rd at USA Indoors (4.55m/14-11); 2nd at Reebok Indoor Games (4.45m/14-7.25); 2nd at Millrose Games (4.41m/14-5.5)
2009: 1st at Gill Factory Vault (4.40m/14-5.25); 11th at USA Outdoors (4.20m/13-9.25); 4th at Reno PV Summit (4.25m/13-11.25)
2008: 6th at Olympic Trials (4.50m/14-9); 1st at Mt. SAC (4.47m/14-8); 6th at USA Indoors (4.40m/14-5.25); 3rd at Reno PV Summit (4.30m/14-1.25)
2007: 1st at NACAC Outdoors (4.15m/13-7.25); 7th at USA Outdoors (4.35m/14-3.25); 7th at USA Indoors (4.20m/13-9.25); 1st at Tyson Invite (4.40m/14-5.25); 3rd at Reno PV Summit (4.40m/14-5.25)
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (4.45m/14-7.25); 6th at USA Indoors (4.40m/14-5.25); 4th at adidas Track Classic (4.26m/13-11.75); 1st at Clovis NAPVA Champs (4.42m/14-6); 2nd in Seattle (4.41m/14-5.5)
2005: 4th at USA Outdoors (4.30m/14-1.25); USA Indoor runner-up (4.30m/14-1.25); 1st at Eugene (4.30m/14-1.25); 2nd in Seattle (4.36m/14-3.5i)
2004: no height at the Olympic trials
2003: NCAA Outdoor champion (4.41m/14-5.5); tied for 3rd at USA Outdoors (4.35m/14-03.25); 11th in qualifying heat at World Outdoors (4.15m/13-7.25); 2nd at NCAA Indoors (4.35m/14-3.25); broke collegiate record with 4.47m/14-8 at NCAA West Regional at Stanford May 30; 2nd at Mt. SAC (4.40m/14-5.25)
2002: Set school record from Mt. Sac Relays (14-1.25); tied for 5th at USA Outdoors (4.20m/13-09.25)
2001: 7th at NCAA Indoors (13-7.25); Texas Relays champion (4.15m/13-7.25); 4th at Mt. SAC Relays (14-1.25); Jumped 14-4 in NWAACC Championships; 2nd at PAC-10s (4.21m/13-9.75); 5th at U.S. Outdoors (4.30m/14-1.25); 8th in World University Games (13-0)
2000: NWAACC conference champion best of 12-0.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: Nevada state pole vault champion (12-3).
1997: 4th at Nevada state meet (11-6).

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
Indoor bests - Pole Vault, 4.58m/15-0.25; Outdoor bests - Pole Vault, 4.45m/14/7.25
2013: Indoor bests - Pole Vault, 4.50/14-9 (No. 5 in the USA ,No. 16 in the World); Outdoor bests - Pole Vault, 4.55/14-11 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 25 in the World, No. 4 in the USA by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests - 4.47m/14-8 (No. 5 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 4.55m/14-11(No. 4 in the USA, No. 19 in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests- 4.55m/14-11 (2nd in the US, 18th in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.62m/15-1.75 (4th in the US by T&FN, 15th in the World)
2010: Indoor bests- 4.55m/14-11 (3rd in the US, 16th in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.60m/15-1 (3rd in the US, 11th in the World, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests- 4.25m13-11.25 (12th in the US, 43rd in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.56m14-11.5 (3rd in the US,16th in the World, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests- 4.40m/14-5.25 (8th in the US, 26th in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.55m/14-11 (8th in the US,18th in the World)
2007: Indoor bests- 4.52m/14-10 (4th in the US, 18th in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.45m/14-7.25 (8th in the US,32nd in the World)
2006: Indoor bests- 4.41m/14-5.5 (8th in the US, 20th in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.45m/14-7.25 (8th in the US, 29th in the World)
2005: Indoor bests- 4.36m/14-3.5 (3rd in the US, 22nd in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.30m/14-1.25 (9th in the US, 40th in the World)
2004: Outdoor bests- 4.41m/14-5.5 (10th in the US, 28th in the World)
2003: Indoor bests- 4.35m/14-3.25 (7th in the US, 26th in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.47m/14-8 (4th in the US, 14th in the World)
2002: Indoor bests- 4.21m/13-9.75 (12th in the US,43rd in the World) Outdoor bests- 4.30m/14-1.25 (9th in the US, 39th in the World)
2001: Outdoor bests- 4.37m/14-4 (7th in the US, 25th in the World)
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