Event: Pole Vault
PR: 4.47m/14-8 (2003)
Born: March 12, 1980
Current Residence: Eugene, Ore.
High School: Reed High, Nevada 98
College: University of Oregon '03
Coach: Dan Steele
Agent: Chris Layne
Club: New Balance
Career Highlights: 2005 USA Indoor runner-up; 2003 NCAA champion; 3rd at 2003 and 2006 USA Outdoors
A young pole vaulter who took up the sport after a career in gymnastics, Holliday stamped her name on the record books in 2003 with her then collegiate-record clearance of 4.47m/14-8 at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford on May 30. She went on to win the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships in her birthplace of Sacramento, Calif., then competed for Team USA at the 2003 World Championships…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. …won Nevada state prep title as a senior in 1998 and took fourth as a junior… is a psychology major…attended Clackamus Community College before transferring to Oregon.
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)…ranked #6 in the U.S. by
T&FN…best of 4.45m/14-7.25.
2005: T4th 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)…ranked #8 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 4.36m/14-3.5i.
2004: no height at the Olympic trials…ranked #10 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 4.41m/14-5.5.
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)…ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 4.47m/14-8.
2002: Set school record from Mt. Sac Relays (14-1.25)tied for 5th at USA Outdoors (4.20m/13-09.25)ranked 11th in U.Sbest of 4.30m/14-1.25
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 Championships2nd 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)ranked 7th in U.Sbest of 4.30m/14-1.25.
2000: NWAACC conference championbest of 12-0.
1998: Nevada state pole vault champion (12-3).
1997: 4th at Nevada state meet (11-6).