Becky Holliday
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1980-03-12) March 12, 1980 (age 41)
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Sport
Country United States
SportTrack and field athletics
Event(s)Pole vault
University teamUniversity of Oregon
Turned pro2003
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)outdoor: 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
indoor: 4.57 m (15 ft 0 in)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
USA Outdoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Pole vault
Silver medal – second place 2012 Pole vault
Silver medal – second place 2010 Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Pole vault
USA Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Pole vault
Silver medal – second place 2005 Pole vault
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Pole vault
NACAC Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Pole vault
Updated on June 25, 2012.

Rebecca "Becky" Holliday is an American pole vaulter, born March 12, 1980.[1] She placed 2nd at the 2012 US Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon with a final clearance of 14-11 (4.55m), qualifying her for the 2012 Summer Olympics[2] where she finished 9th in the finals.[3] In 2003, as a senior competing for the University of Oregon, Holliday placed 1st at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.[4] Her personal record is 4.60m, set in Des Moines, Iowa in 2010.[5]

Holliday began pole vaulting at Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada. Jumping 11' 9" she won the Nevada state title in her second year of vaulting.[6] Previous to taking up the pole vault, she had been a gymnast. Her next stop was at Clackamas Community College just outside Portland, Oregon, where she improved to 14' 4" (4.37m) to set the still standing Community College record in the event in 2001.[7]

She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Becky Holliday". Track & Field bios. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. ^ Goe, Ken (24 June 2012). "U.S. Olympic Trials: Becky Holliday's Olympic dream comes true; Sunday notebook". The Oregonian. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. ^ "London 2012 - Women's Pole Vault Results". london2012.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "National Holliday". goducks.com. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Holliday Becky Biography". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.niaa.com/sports/track/2011-12/releases/Track_-_Field-_Girls.pdf
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2012-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Mormon athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London