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Katie Freix

Pole Vault
Position
Freshman
Class
Chantilly, Va.
Hometown
Westfield
High School

NCAA East Prelims 
2018:
Pole Vault 

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2018 Outdoor 

  • Captured a career-best jump of 4.01m (13’1.75″) in the pole vault 
  • Third UVA female pole vaulter to clear 13 feet and the second to do so during the outdoor season 
  • Finished 28th in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds 
  • Placed 12th at the ACC Championships in the pole vault 
  • Ranks second on UVA’s all-time best outdoor performance list in the pole vault 
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree 
  • Jettie Hill Memorial Award as the fourth-year female student-athlete with the highest scholastic average through her four years at Virginia
  • Recognized to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and named VaSID Academic All-State team

2018 Indoor 

  • Placed 13th at the ACC Championships in the pole vault
  • Ranks fourth in school history after clearing a career best height of 3.95m (12’11.5″) at the ACC Championships 
  • Placed fourth at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in the pole vault 

2017 OUTDOOR

  • Finished 13th in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
  • Secured a PR in the pole vault at the Virginia Quad (3.78m)
  • Won the pole vault at the Virginia Quad
  • Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2017 INDOOR

  • Placed 14th in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
  • Won the pole vault at the Boston University Scarlet and White

2016 OUTDOOR

  • Recorded an outdoor PR in the pole vault of 3.75m (12′ 3.5″), which ranks third on UVA’s all-time list
  • Won pole vault at Onesty/Abramson Invitational
  • Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016 INDOOR

  • Placed 18th in the pole vault at ACC Championships
  • Cleared a season-best height of 3.75m (12′ 3.5″) at Fastrack National Qualifier

2015 OUTDOOR

  • Season-best 12′ 0.5″ in the pole vault ranks fifth in school history and second among UVA first-years
  • Competed in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
  • Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2015 INDOOR

  • Finished 13th in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
  • PR of 12′ 6.25″ in the pole vault ranks third all-time in Virginia history and second by a freshman

BACKGROUND

  • Three-time All-State in pole vault
  • All-State in high jump
  • Regional champion in pole vault
  • All-State and Washington Post All-Met Athlete of the Year in Gymnastics

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Laura and Michael Freix
  • Has two older brothers, Matt and Andrew, and one younger sister, Sara
  • Mother ran track and cross country at Bucknell