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Meet the Greats

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Scott Houston

Elite Vaulter

Hi my name is Scott Houston and I am known for winning the 2018 US Indoor Championship. My personal best is 5.83 meter 19’1.5”. I have spent almost 20 years both perfecting my craft of vaulting and helping coach others to achieve their goals as well. I’ve Coach the NCAA D1 Runner Up and coached 8 years at the D1 level. I’m most proud of my ability to find and create changes in my own competing, and mostly my journey to support and help others grow to their highest levels possible. Helping, sharing, and impacting others has always been an aspect of my life that has given back more than I have given to it. 

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Becky Holliday

Olympian / Elite Vaulter / Coach

Personal Best 4.65m/15'4 

-2012 Olympian 9th place 

- 3-time world team member

- 2003 NCAA champion

- 29 U.S national qualifier (indoors and outdoors)

-2011 bronze medalist Pan Am games 

-Junior College National Record Holder 

 

I've been coaching for five years since I retired in 2016. I love coaching and being able to share the knowledge I have learned throughout my career. My two main coaches were Dan Pfaff who has coached 49 Olympians. His specialty is sprinting, I learned one of the most important parts of the vault is the run. Learning the correct running mechanics is the only way to vault high. I was very fortunate to be able to train with Dan from 2005-2010. From 2010-2016, I moved to Jonesboro AR where I trained with Earl Bell. Earl was a three time Olympian and former world record holder. Earl has coached more Olympic pole vaulters than any other coach in the U.S.  I am beyond thankful for both coaches who shaped me into the pole vaulter and coach that I am today. I am very excited for the opportunity to come to the Chula vista Elite Training Center and coach some amazing young pole-vaulters!

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Natalie Uy

Elite Vaulter

  • Philippine National Record Holder (current)

  • National Champion 2019

  • South East Asian Games Gold Medalist (2019)

  • Asian Championships Bronze Medalist (2019)

  • Thailand Open Gold Medalist (2019)

  • Taiwan Intl. Comp. Silver Medalist (2019)

  • USATF Road to Gold Series Bronze Medalist (2021)

  • Golden Fly Series Thailand, Phuket Bronze Medalist (2021)

  • Singapore Open Gold Medalist (2022)

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Austin Miller

Elite Vaulter

 Austin Miller's story is one of patience and determination. He graduated High School in 2012 with PR of 14'6, grew to a College PR of 17' in 2016, then entered the 2021 United States Olympic trials with a mark of 18'9.5". A finalist in those Olympic Trials, Miller went on to achieve a new PR in 2022 of 5.76m (18'10.75) while reaching #31 in world ranking. 

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Sophia Franklin

Elite Vaulter

  • Former Michigan State University Pole Vaulter

  • 3x Big 10 Champion

  • 3x All-American

  • Michigan State Indoor and Outdoor school record holder

  • Graduated with a BA in Psychology and Masters Certificate in Sports Coaching

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Sondre Guttormsen

Olympian / Elite Vaulter
  • Personal best 5.86

  • 2x world champion finalist

  • 2nd Diamond League Final 2022

  • 3x top six European Championship

  • NCAA Champion indoor/outdoor

  • 3x national champion

  • 4x Diamond League podium

  • National record holder Norway

  • UCLA School record indoor/outdoor

  • Ivy League indoor/outdoor record

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Simen Guttormsen

Elite Vaulter

  • Personal best 5.72

  • Number 15 World Championships Eugene

  • National Champion

  • Former Ivy League record holder

  • 2x All American

  • 4th place NCAA indoor/ outdoor 2022

  • 5th place Diamond League, Oslo 2021

  • 3rd best U23 vaulter in the world 2022

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Sophie Gutermuth

Elite Vaulter

Born November 2, 1992 and raised in Fremont, IN and also in Bend, OR. Began pole vaulting in the 8th grade and then continued through high school earning a scholarship to Indiana University. Currently training at Indiana under Jake Wiseman, with past training under Tim Mack and Dave Volz. 

  • Multiple medals at Big-10 Conference

  • Multi time qualifier for US indoor/outdoor championships

  • 7th place finish at the US Olympic Trials

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Tray Oates 

Elite Vaulter

  • 7x NCAA indoor/ outdoor qualifier

  • 4th place 2016 Olympic Trials

  • Personal best 5.75m at Poland

  • 9x USA championships qualifier

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Kortney Ross- Oates

Elite Vaulter

  • 2x California state Champion

  • 4x Regional qualifier for University of Oregon and San Diego State University

  • 12x National Qualifier

  • 13'6" Personal best in highschool

  • 14'6" personal best under Kris Mack  at CVEATC

  • 15'2" personal best under Nick Hysong at Risen Performance

  • Currently training under Tray AZPVA

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Marissa Kalsey

Elite Vaulter

  • Tie for 11th USATF Championships outdoors

  • USATF Championships indoor qualifier

  • American Track League 1st and 2nd place finisher 2021

  • USATF Championships indoor/outdoor qualifier 2018

  • Outdoor NCAA DIII national champion and meet record holder

  • 8x NCAA DIII All-American

  • PAC Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week

  • PAC and SAAC Female Scholar- Athlete of the month

  • Indoor personal best 14'4"​

  • outdoor personal best 14'6"

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Kenzie Shell
Elite Vaulter 

  • Highschool state record holder in Michigan

  • Multiple medals in BIG 12 Conference 

  • Former school record holder at University of Oklahoma

  • First team All- American at OU

  • 11th Place Finisher at 2022 USA Indoor Championships

  • Personal Best 4.41m

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