Katie Nageotte

“Set your goals to experience your dreams, and your life will be truly extraordinary.” -Mark Nageotte
Cleveland, OH Ashland University Ashland, OH

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Hey Friends! My name is Katie Nageotte. I am a professional pole vaulter from Olmsted Falls, Ohio chasing my dream of representing Team USA at World and Olympic competitions. My personal best is 4.91 meters (16'1"). Thanks for checking out my site! :)


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Katie Nageotte

Born and raised in the greater Cleveland, OH area, Katie attended Olmsted Falls High School before heading south to attend Ashland University. While an Ashland Eagle, Katie would earn two NCAA DII National Championships (one indoor and one outdoor pole vault) as she worked toward a degree in Psychology with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Though Katie finished on top, it was not an easy journey, as she states, "I really struggled my first 2 years of college. I would often leave practice in tears of…

About Katie

  • Coach: Brad Walker
  • Agent: Karen Locke
  • Favorite foods: Sushi
  • Hobbies: I love sports and played just about everything I could growing up. Two of my favorites are golf and snowboarding. I've been on a golf course and a ski slope from just about the moment I could walk!
  • Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
  • Favorite movie: Titanic
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas. Nothing beats Christmastime with the family!
  • After competition indulgence: Any chocolatey dessert.
  • Highschool PR: 13 ft.

My dad passed away when I was 16. He was my biggest fan and my biggest inspiration. He would drive me an hour each way to practice, twice a week, 6 months out of the year. He would be right next to the pit every jump. I write "DAD" on the inside of my spikes, and before big jumps I'll touch my shoe to feel like he's there with me helping me!

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RT @athleticsPix: Olympic champion Katie Nageotte (@ktnago13) finished 3rd in the pole vault at the USATF Championships #USATFOutdoors htt…