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Kristina Owsinski
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ridgefield, Wash.
High School: Prairie
Experience: 2 Letters
2015 Pac-12 Pole Vault Champion
2015 Second Team All-American (Pole Vault, indoors)
2015 MPSF Pole Vault Champion
2014 MPSF Pole Vault Champion

Owsinski Features
» Prairie Grad Owsinski Soaring For Huskies (The Columbian; Apr. 30, 2015)
» Pole Vaulters Push Each Other As Teammates, Friends (; Mar. 12, 2015)

Captured the MPSF Championships pole vault title to highlight an excellent indoor season, and came up just short of reaching her first NCAA Outdoor meet … indoors, cleared 13-5 ¾ at three different meets, and made 13-6 ¼ at two more, moving to No. 7 on the top-10 list … won the MPSF meet with a 13-5 ¾ clearance … also won the Husky Classic at 13-5 ¾ and won the Indoor Open the following day at the same height … won the WSU Open II and the SPU Final Qualifier at 13-6 ¼, just missing at bars that would have made it to NCAA Indoors … outdoors, finished in a tie for 17th at the NCAA West Prelims, clearing 13-3, and jumping at the bar that would have made it to NCAA Outdoors … made an outdoor season-best of 13-3 ½ at the Trojan Invitational, taking second … settled for ninth at Pac-12s at 12-6 ¾, her lowest clearance of the season … third in the UW-WSU Dual with a best of 13-1 ¾ … was a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

An excellent first season in uniform for the Dawgs, as she made the Husky top-10 list in the pole vault, got on the podium at Pac-12s and reached NCAA West Prelims … best meet of the year came at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles, as she made it over 13-4 ¼, a new personal-best, to finish in third place on misses, as she matched the top clearance by the winner … that season-best moved her to the No. 9 spot on the Husky top-10 list … fell just a few spots short of making it to the NCAA finals, as she placed 16th at NCAA West Prelims in Austin with a mark of 13-1 ¾ … first time over the 13-foot mark was at the UW-WSU Dual, as she finished second with a mark of 13-1 ½ … cleared 12-5 ½ at the Mt. SAC Relays … second at the Ken Shannon Invite with a jump of 12-4 ¾ … tied for fifth at the Pepsi Team Invite at 11-9 ¾ .. indoors, closed the season with her best jump, clearing 12-11 at the UW Final Qualifier … was 13th at the MPSF Championships with a make of 12-5 ¼ … competed at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, clearing 12-5 ½.

Redshirted the season, did not compete unattached.

High School and Personal: Born in Portland, Oregon ... mother is Tessie Hall and father is Lech Owsinski ... has one older sister, Shannon ... had her senior season cut short due to injury, right after setting a new pole vault PR of 12-7 in a dual meet ... placed fourth in the pole vault at the 2010 Washington 3A state championships and second at the 2009 state meet ... cleared 12-feet for the first time as a junior in 2010 at the Alki Swashbuckler Beach Vault, going 12-1 ... during the 2011 indoor season, set a big PR with a clearance of 12-6 at the UW Indoor Open in the Dempsey ... also cleared 12-4 twice more during the 2011 indoor season ... won the West Central District pole vault title in 2009 and 2010 ... also qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles in 2009 (placing 10th) and 2010 (placing 11th) ... won the Greater St. Helens League title in the 100m hurdles in 2010 ... ran her 100m hurdles PR of 15.34 in 2011 ... was on the cheerleading squad from 2009-11.

Major Meets
2013 MPSF - 13th, Pole Vault
2013 Pac-12 - 3rd, Pole Vault
2013 NCAA Prelims - 16th (tie), Pole Vault
2014 MPSF - 1st, Pole Vault (MPSF Champion)
2014 Pac-12 - 9th (tie), Pole Vault
2014 NCAA Prelims - 17th (tie), Pole Vault
2015 MPSF - 1st, Pole Vault (MPSF Champion)
2015 NCAA Indoors - 9th (tie), Pole Vault (All-America Second Team)
2015 Pac-12 - 1st, Pole Vault (Pac-12 Champion)

Outdoor Bests
Pole Vault.......14-2 1/2

Indoor Bests
Pole Vault.......14-2

Academic Honors
2014 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
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