Position
Jumps
Height
5'0
Class
Freshman
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Communication Disorders
High School
Dominican HS

Event: PV (IN: 13-6 ½; OUT: 13-7 ¼)

All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the most prolific pole vaulters in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program … Finished her collegiate career as the school’s No. 2-ranked performer both indoors and outdoors … Set an indoor best of 13-6 ½ and outdoor best of 13-7 ¼ during her four-year career at LSU … Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in each of her four seasons with the Lady Tigers from 2007-10 … Also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2008 … Is the first Lady Tiger pole vaulter to compete at the NCAA Championships … Also became the first Lady Tiger pole vaulter to earn All-SEC honors during her career with a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships during her sophomore season in 2008 … Scored a total of 36.5 points in SEC competition during her career … A member of four SEC championship teams … Helped the Lady Tigers capture SEC Outdoor titles in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and an SEC Indoor title in 2008 … The first Lady Tiger to win the women’s pole vault title at the Penn Relays with her win in 2008 … Also a standout performer in the classroom during her collegiate career … Chosen to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of her four seasons at LSU.

2010
Wrapped up her collegiate career as an NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the pole vault for the fourth-straight year … Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Scored three points for the Lady Tigers with a sixth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clearing an outdoor seasonal-best height of 13-2 ½ … A member of her third SEC Outdoor team championship in her four seasons at LSU … Cleared 13 feet in the pole vault at the Texas Relays (13-1 ¾) and LSU Tiger Relays (13-0 ¼) during the outdoor season … Finished in second place at the LSU Tiger Relays and ninth place at the Texas Relays … Won the pole vault title in her outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics … Placed sixth at the Penn Relays … Recorded an indoor seasonal-best mark of 13-2 ½ to tie for seventh at the SEC Indoor Championships … Mark at the SEC Indoor meet met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard … Cleared an NCAA provisional qualifying height of 13-1 ½ to finish runner-up in the indoor season opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Cleared 13-1 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier.

2009
Continued her development as one of the top pole vaulters in the SEC … Made her third career appearance in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Did not record a height at the national meet … Earned a fifth-place finish in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 13 feet, 1 ½ inches … Also cleared 13-1 ½ to finish sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Posted a 2009 seasonal-best mark of 13-6 ¼ during the outdoor campaign to win the pole vault title at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also opened the outdoor season by winning the event title at the Louisiana Classics (13-1 ½) … Cleared 13-5 ¼ to take third place in the university division at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Just missed qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal best provisional mark of 13-5 set at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Won the event title at the Purple Tiger Classic (12-11 ½) in LSU’s season opener … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career.

2008
Followed a brilliant freshman season with an even better sophomore campaign as she continued to set records in the pole vault for the Lady Tigers … Competed for the Lady Tigers at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2008 … Became the first Lady Tiger to compete in both national meets in the same season … Finished 17th in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a clearance of 12 feet, 9 ½ inches … Tied for 23rd in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with the same mark … Received an at-large bid into the NCAA Outdoor meet following a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (12-11 ¾) … Became the first Lady Tiger to earn All-SEC honors in the pole vault with a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (13-4 ½) … Her eight points helped the Lady Tigers win their second-straight team championship at the SEC Outdoor meet … Also became the first Lady Tiger to win the pole vault title at the prestigious Penn Relays, breaking her own school record in the event with a clearance of 13-7 ¼ … Just missed earning all-conference honors during the indoor season with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships … Scored six points to help LSU win its first SEC Indoor title since 1999 … Broke her own indoor school record three times in 2008 with her seasonal best of 13-6 ½ coming in a winning performance at the LSU Twilight Invitational … Also won event titles at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (13-1 ½) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (13-3 ½) during the indoor season and the LSU Tiger Relays (13-1 ½) during the outdoor season … Competed in a total of 17 meets for the Lady Tigers in 2008 … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her effort in the classroom during the 2007-08 academic year.

2007
Enjoyed a record-setting freshman season for the Lady Tigers in 2007 … Shattered LSU’s school records in the pole vault during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Eclipsed the previous indoor mark by more than one foot with a seasonal-best clearance of 12-10 ¾ … Was the first ever Lady Tiger to clear 13 feet in the pole vault as she established a new outdoor school record of 13-3 ¾ … Became the first Lady Tiger in the program’s storied history to compete in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Finished in a tie for 10th place at the national meet after clearing a height of 13-3 ½ in the final … Automatically qualified for the NCAA meet with a second-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Posted a total of six NCAA regional qualifying marks during the outdoor season … Also became the first Lady Tiger in program history to score points in the pole vault at the conference meet as she placed fourth at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships … Helped LSU win its first SEC Outdoor title since the 1996 season with her performance … Earned a third-place finish at the prestigious 113th Penn Relays where she became the first Lady Tiger to clear 13 feet with a mark of 13-1 ½ … Broke the indoor school record three times and the outdoor school record four times … Won pole vault titles at the Lobo Invitational (12-5 ½) and the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (12-5 ½) during the indoor season … Won titles at the LSU Tiger Relays (12-5 ½) and the LSU Tiger Classic (12-9 ½) during the outdoor season … Followed the collegiate season by competing in the event at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arguably the state’s top recruit in the pole vault for the Class of 2006 … Earned four letters while competing for head coach John Mayer at Dominican High School in New Orleans … Capped her high school career in 2006 with a stellar senior season unmatched by any other pole vaulter in the state … Took top honors at the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics in August with a height of 12-2 … Earned a runner-up finish at the 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals with a vault of 12-4 ¾ … Won a pair of state titles in the event during the indoor and outdoor seasons … Took first place at the 2006 Division I Indoor State Championships with a vault of 12-4 … Also took first place at the 2006 Class 5A Outdoor State Championships with a mark of 11-10 … Captured the Region 3-5A (12-0) and District 8-5A (12-3) titles during the outdoor season … Was named the Sugar Bowl Outstanding Field Athlete of the Year in 2006 … Also on outdoor regional and state titles during her junior season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Katelyn Danielle Rodrigue … Born on Jan. 29, 1988 … Parents are Brian and Kathy Rodrigue … Has two brothers, Brian Jr. and Casey … Member of the National Honors Society throughout her four years of high school … Received the Presidential Service Award at her high school in 2005 and 2006 … Was named the Outstanding Youth of St. Charles Borromeo Church in 2006 … Majoring in communication disorders.

 

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