Stacy Dragila

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Stacy Dragila Waltz
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Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1971-03-25) 25 March 1971 (age 43)
Auburn, United States
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country United States United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Club Nike, Beaverton
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 4.83 (2004)

Stacy Renée Mikaelsen (born 25 March 1971 in Auburn, California) is an American former pole vaulter.

Biography[edit]

She won the first gold medal in women's pole vaulting at the 2000 Summer Olympics coached by Dave Nielsen. Her accomplishments include being a two-time world champion (1999, 2001), the 1997 world indoor champion, a multi-time world record setter, and a 2-time Jesse Owens Award winner (2000, 2001). Her best mark in the pole vault is 4.83 metres, set in Ostrava in 2004.

Stacy Dragila resides in San Diego, California and is the founder of Altius Track Club.

She made the 2009 World Championships in Athletics her final major championship and she finished with a jump of 4.25 m, not progressing to the pole vault final.[1] Dragila was one of the foremost athletes in the early years of women's pole vaulting, winning the gold medal at the first three major pole vaulting championships. Her best vault of 4.83 m set in 2004 was significantly higher than other female vaulters of her generation.[2]

Dragila married American discus thrower Ian Waltz and welcomed daughter Allyx (an alternative spelling of the standard 'Alex') Josephine Waltz on June 21, 2010.[3]

Achievements[edit]

International[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st Pole vault
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st Pole vault
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st Pole vault
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Alberta 1st Pole vault
2001 Goodwill Games 1st Pole vault
2003 World Athletics Final 1st Pole vault
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Pole vault

National=[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event
1995 USA Outdoor Championships 2nd Pole vault
1996 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
1996 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
1997 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
1997 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
1998 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
1998 USA Outdoor Championships 2nd Pole vault
1999 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
1999 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2000 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2000 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2001 Grand Prix Championships 1st Pole vault
2001 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2001 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2002 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2003 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2003 World Outdoor Championships 4th Pole vault
2003 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2004 USA Indoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2004 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault
2005 USA Outdoor Championships 1st Pole vault

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Records
Preceded by
Australia Emma George
Women's pole vault world record holder
August 21, 1999 – July 13, 2003
Succeeded by
Russia Yelena Isinbayeva
Awards
Preceded by
United States Marion Jones
Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Paula Radcliffe