Katherine Strickland
Katherine Strickland


Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:

Pole Vault

All-Time Rank at Alabama:
• Indoor Pole Vault - 2nd
• Outdoor Pole Vault - 3rd

Career Bests:
• Pole Vault -12-3 1/2

Junior (2008-09): Vaulted an indoor season best 11-7 3/4 to finish seventh at the Rod McCravy Memorial...finished 20th at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a season best jump of 12-1 1/2...finished third at the Volunteer Track Classic with a vault of 11-9 3/4.

Sophomore (2007-08): The Tide's second leading pole vaulter...jumped a new career best 12-3 1/2 in the pole vault at the Alabama Relays...the leap of 12-3 1/2 places her fifth in school history.

Freshman (2006-07): Set the Alabama indoor pole vault school record with a height of 11-9 3/4 at the Amory Invitational...cleared 11-1 3/4 at the Iowa State Invitational...Recorded two of the top five marks for the Tide outdoors in the pole vault...posted the second best mark on the squad with a height of 11-7 3/4 at the SEC Championships...cleared 11-5 3/4 at the Mt. Sac Relays...vaulted 11-0 at the Commodore Invitational.

Prep and Personal: Coached by Jeff Sparks...2005 indoor and outdoor State Champion (team)...2006 indoor and outdoor State Runner- up (team)...2nd place in the pole vault (2005, 2006)...Gymnastics State Champion, level 9 (2006)...member of the Varsity cheerleading squad...member of the National Honor Society...honor roll student...Birthday: December 13, 1987...Parents: George and Carol Strickland...Siblings: William and Wesley...Majoring in Nutrition.