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Katie Stripling
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jonesboro, Ark.
High School: Jonesboro HS
Experience: High School
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Katie Stripling
Courtesy: Molly O'Mara, Athletic Media Relations
Release: 01/25/2008

THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

THREE-TIME SEC CHAMPION

THREE-TIME ALL-SEC

TWO-TIME ALL-REGION

2009 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

2009 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

2009 SEC OUTDOOR Co-FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

2008 NACAC CHAMPION

USA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER

NATIONAL QUALIFIER

REGIONAL QUALIFIER

2009: Indoor: Stripling opened the 2009 season winning the pole vault at four-straight competitions. She jumped 13-9.25 twice, 13-11.25 and a season best 14-3.25 at the Tyson invitational, all NCAA automatic qualifiers. Her jump at Tyson was a personal best and tied April Steiner's school record. After a disappointing eighth-place finish at the SEC Championships, she rebounded with a bronze finish and a clearance of 13-11.25 at the NCAA Championships. She earned her second All-America honor and her first indoors. Outdoor: She picked up another winning streak, taking six-straight titles outdoors. She cleared 13-9.25, 13-11.25, 13-11.75, 14-3.25 and 14-4. She concluded her streak with the conference title at the SEC Championships where she cleared 14-5.25. Her clearance is an Arkansas record, an SEC meet record, a personal best and was the 2009 NCAA leader. She punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships with a bronze finish and clearance of 13-9.75 at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships. At the national meet, she earned the third All-America honor of her career with a fifth-place finish and a clearance of 14-1.25.

2008: Indoor: Stripling cleared her season best at the Arkansas Invitational with an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark of 13-8.25. She won the pole vault at the SEC-Big Ten Challenge with a clearance of 13-2.25. She won her first SEC title and first All-SEC honor with a clearance of 13-6.5 at the league championships. She led a 1-2-4-6 finish for Arkansas in the vault. At the NCAA Championships, she ended the season finishing 14th with a height of 13-1.5. Outdoor: Her season began with the first of four regional-qualifying marks when she cleared 12-7.5 to finish eighth at Texas Relays. She broke the school record for the first time when she cleared 14-2 to win the vault at the Arkansas Twilight. The mark was the best in the nation at the time and also improved her regional-qualifying mark. She won her second SEC title and second All-SEC honor with a height of 13-6.5 at the conference meet. She was the first Razorback to win SEC indoor and outdoor titles in the same season. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, she finished 13th with a height of 12-6. After declarations were announced, she earned an at-large bid based on her season-best performance. She redeemed herself with a bronze finish at the NCAA Championships. She cleared 13-9.25 to earn the first All-America honor of her career. At the U.S. Olympic Trials, she ended the season with a 13th-place finish and a height of 13-5.25. She reset the school record with a clearance of 14-3.25 and a title win at the NACAC Championships in Toluca, Mexico.

2007: Indoor: Making her much anticipated debut, she finished fifth at the Arkansas Invitational after clearing 12-1.5. She was part of a 1-3-6 finish for Arkansas in the pole vault at the SEC Championships. She cleared 12-0.5 to earn her scoring spot. She ended the season clearing 12-8.75 to finish seventh at the Arkansas Last Chance. Outdoor: She began with a sixth-place finish and a clearance of 12-1.5 at the Jim Click Shoot-Out. She improved to 12-5.5 at Texas Relays to finish fourth. Her season best of 13-1.5 came at the John McDonnell Invitational. The mark, good for a fourth-place finish, was a regional qualifier. She was the Penn Relays Champion in the vault with another regional-qualifying clearance of 13-1.5. She earned a bronze finish (12-11.75) at the SEC Championships and was part of a 1-2-3 finish by the Hogs at the league meet. At her first NCAA event, she finished eighth in the vault to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships. Her clearance, 12-11.75, also earned her all-region honors. She ended the season clearing 12-9.5 in the prelims at the NCAA Championships.

2006: She redshirted the season.

AT JONESBORO HS: The Jonesboro High School team MVP as a freshman, Stripling's career got better as she matured. She helped the Hurricane to three conference championships and a state title while competing mostly in the high jump. She was a two-time conference champion in the high jump, setting the Jonesboro High School record as a freshman. Along with earning four letters in track, Stripling was also a member of the National Honor Society, marching band, Beta club and Mu Alpha Theta.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 9, 1987, she is the daughter of Mark and Peggy Stripling. She is enrolled in the College of Education and Health Professions and is majoring in kinesiology.

Career Bests:

Pole Vault (I)      14-3.25                 Tyson Invit., 2/14/09

Pole Vault (O)    14-5.25                 SEC Champs., 5/17/09


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