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Review: Katie Nageotte wins silver at 2018 USA Track & Field Championship (Includes first-hand account)

This year’s USA Track and Field Championships were held in Des Moines, Iowa, where Nageotte won the silver medal in the women’s pole vault competition. Nageotte cleared the bar at 4.70 meters on her third attempt; moreover, she also tried one attempt at each of the following heights: 4.75, 4.80 and 4.85, but was unsuccessful.

The gold medal went to Sandi Morris, who was the 2018 World Indoor Champion in the women’s pole vault. The bronze medal went to Jennifer “Jenn” Suhr, who cleared 4.60 meters on her first attempt, but failed at all three attempts at 4.70 meters; Suhr is the world leader in the women’s pole vault this year, with 4.93 meters.

Earlier this year, Nageotte won the 2018 national indoor championship, where she bested Sandi Morris and Suhr, and set a personal best of 4.91 meters.

Read More: Katie Nageotte chatted with Digital Journal about her athletic career in pole vault, and the digital transformation of the sport.

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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