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Review: Katie Nageotte crowned U.S. indoor champion, new pole vault queen (Includes first-hand account)

On February 18, 2018, Katie Nageotte set a new personal best in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the indoor national championships, after clearing 4.91 meters, which is also a world leading mark in the women’s pole vault this indoor season. She accomplished this milestone on Pacer poles, a company that believed in her. Nageotte was named 2018 U.S. indoor national champion, and if that weren’t enough, Nageotte also gave three strong attempts for a new world record (5.04 meters).

As a result, Nageotte has earned a spot to compete in the 2018 IAAF Indoor World Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom, which will take place in the first week of March of 2018.

The 26-year-old athlete shared her excitement on social media, especially since she is honored to be representing Team USA at the upcoming Indoor World Championships. “I’m a 16 foot pole vaulter,” she exclaimed. “I think the only words to sum up today are ‘Holy (insert expletive)’,” she added. She went on to express her gratitude to her family, her sponsors, as well as her coach, former pole vaulter Brad Walker, who holds the American record in the sport (6.04 meters).

To learn more about American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte, check out her official Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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