Community College alumna and world-class pole vaulter Becky Holliday is headed
to London for the Summer Olympics. Holliday qualified for the U.S. Olympic team
in pole vaulting competition over the weekend at the Olympic trials in Eugene,
jumping 14 feet, 11 inches, and taking second place.
Holliday is the national junior college record holder, and school record
holder at both CCC and the University of Oregon, where she was named the NCAA
champion in 2003. A native of Reno, Nev., Holliday was the state high school
pole vault champion before arriving in Oregon on a track and field scholarship.
At CCC, she was the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges pole
vault champion in both 2000 and 2001. She’s been a pole vaulter now for 15
Holliday is not
the first CCC alum to participate in the Olympics. Former CCC wrestler Matt
Lindland won the silver medal in his weight class in the 2000 Olympics in
Sydney, Australia. CCC athlete Brian Abshire competed in steeplechase, and Lisa
Ondicki was the silver medalist in the marathon in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul,
information, contact Jim Martineau at 503-594-3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.