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Katie Shaw
Katie Shaw

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeview, Mich.

High School:
Lakeview

Event:
Pole Vault


Personal Bests

  • Pole Vault - 4.00m (13-1 ½)

    2008-09 - Junior:
    OUTDOOR: Competed in the pole vault ... Recorded a personal-best and regional qualifying height of 4.00m (13-1 ½) at the Drake Relays ... Posted a height of 3.95m (12-11 ½) at the Big Ten Championships, placing fourth in the event ... Posted a vault of 3.91m (12-10) at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Has improved her vault by over a foot since coming to MSU.
    INDOOR: Turned in her best pole vault of the season at the Big Ten Championships, vaulting an indoor personal-best of 3.97m (13-0 ¼), an NCAA provisional qualifying mark ... The mark also earned her third place at the Big Ten Championships, her highest finish at a conference meet ... Eclipsed the same height at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Meet as well ... Vaulted 3.80m (12-5 ¾) at the Indiana Invitational and vaulted better than 3.70m (12-1 ½) in five of her seven competitions.

    2007-08 - Sophomore:
    OUTDOOR: NCAA Mideast Regional Qualifier in the pole vault ... Earned her qualifying mark after finishing sixth at the Big Ten Championships clearing 3.95m (12-11 1/2) ... Finished second at the Jesse Owens Classic and Len Paddock after jumping 3.85m (12-7 1/2) at both ... Earned first overall at the Spartan Invite after clearing the same height.
    INDOOR: Competed in the pole vault ... Recorded a first-place height of 3.72m at the Jack Skoog Open ... Finished second at the EMU Classic (3.80m) and the Notre Dame Invite (3.70m) ... Posted a height of 3.70m at the Meyo Invite.

    2006-07 - Freshman:
    OUTDOOR: Placed second in the Len Paddock Invitational 3.65m (11-11 7/10) ... Third place finish in the Auburn Springs Invitational 3.70m (12-1 7/10) ... Finished fourth in Spartan Invitational 3.65m (11-11 7/10) ... Earned 10th place at the Big Ten Championships 3.70m (12-1 7/10).
    INDOOR: Redshirted.

    High School:
    Four-year letterwinner ... Division III 2005 pole vault state champion ... Set pole vault record for all high school divisions at 3.66m (12-0 1/10) in outdoor competition and set indoor record at 3.51m (11-6 1/4) in 2005 ... All-state pole vaulter as both a junior and senior, earning honorable mention honors as a sophomore.

    Personal:
    Daughter of Jim and Tammi Shaw ... Father, Jim, was her high school coach ... Brother, Jim, plays football at Hope College ... Majoring in business ... Sister competes for the MSU rowing team ... Born Sept. 1, 1987.

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