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Uy Clears 4.30m Again??

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Natalie Uy performance at the Acadia Invitational, Piedmont on the IAAF Website is falsely reported as being on August 15. It was actually staged on July 17 and that is the same 4.30m performance not another performance over 4.30m.

According to the IAAF website the performance of 4.30m is still Unconfirmed and until ratified. 4.25m outdoors and 4.26 indoors remain as the Phi national records. Uy the SEA Games Record Holder and Champion leads the SEA Rankings for 2020 Regardless.

Natalie Uy returned to competition after a hand injury in training

Marietta -GA- (United States), 14.8.2020 -American Track League 6-

PV 1 Katie Nageotte 4.70; 2 Megan Clark 4.42; 3 Olivia Grover 4.27; 4 Anicka Newell (can) 4.27; 5 Natalie Uy (phi) 4.11; 6 Robin Bone (can) 3.96

Results courtesy of Trackinsun

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Natalie Uy – 4.30m Pending Ratification from World Athletics

Natalie Uy leap of 4.30m which surpassed the National Record and SEA Record according to two senior statisticians is pending ratification by World Athletics Formerly known as the IAAF. 

As per emails USATF had certified the course in Sandi Morris backyard, now World Athletics would be investigating the officiating to ensure it’s in line with IAAF standards.

WorldAthletics decided NOT to value the performances, while all other sources accepted the results

(incl. ratification of the results by USATF).

We did NOT finally decide, whether 4.30 by Natalie UY will be listed as a NR in our National Records-database (for World Athletics publications) or to be listed unter “notes” as a regular performance not to be valued as a NR under “World Athletics conditions”.

Overall no doubt, that her result should be listed as regular in 2020 Rankings.

Obviously the pole vault facility built by Sandi Morris was ratified by USA track & field. 
  1. https://www.sporttechie.com/olympian-sandi-morris-pole-vaulting-acadia-invitational-usa-track-field
  2. https://eu.greenvilleonline.com/story/sports/2020/07/14/greenville-olympian-sandi-morris-eager-host-
  3. world-class-pole-vault-competition/5430168002/
  4. https://eu.greenvilleonline.com/story/sports/2020/07/16/greenville-pole-vaulter-sandi-morris-clears-
  5. world-best-height-2020/5438663002/

Also it was advised that Natalie Uy had sustained a minor wrist injury in training in which a pole had snapped.

Natalie Uy 2020 Performances

Natalie Uy leapt 4.11m to win the American Track League in Atlanta on July 25. Winning on count back from Marissa Kalsey and Megan Zimlich who both registered the same mark. Kalsey and Zimlich have Personal bests of 4.30 and 4.40m.

Waiting to see if the 4.30m Leap in Sandi Morris backyard was sanctioned as the IAAF seems to have ignored the result.

Natalie Uy ties SEA Record in an attempt to Qualify for Tokyo 2020ne 

17 July 2020

Article by Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician 

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SEA Games Women’s Pole Vault Champion  & Record Holder Natalie Uy of the Philippines broke her own Philippine National Record and tied the South East Asian Record of Chayanisa Choemchundee of Thailand (set in 2018) with a 4.30m jump. Uy is a Fil-Heritage athlete her father is from Cebu. She will turn 26 in September.

Uy leapt 4.30m at the Acadia Invitational in Piedmont. To place 6th behind Sandi Morris (US) the 2016 Olympic silver medallist who registered 4.81m. Morris has a personal best of 5.00m set in Belgium 2016 which is the US National Record.

2018 & 2019 US Indoor Champion Katie Nageotte (USA) who also scored 4.81m but had to take an extra attempt placed second.

The mark improved on the 4.25m mark she had registered at the 2019 SEA Games in New Clark City. Uy had also jumped 4.26m Indoors at Shelbyville on March 20.

Actually this was Uy second competition back after COVID with a 4.11m effort at Marietta where she placed 5th.

Uy has been training through COVID which has deeply infected the United States with 142,746 deaths and 3.8 Million total cases as of press times. But she hopes to make the very difficult Olympic Games Standard of 4.70m. 

Natalie is looking at moving her training to Atlanta, Georgia. She had trained in Spain a few years back.

Natalie Uy Runnerspace.com

“It was really, really hard to train during quarantine. You train by yourself in the gym or in the tracks so having that motivation to have that real workout was really, really tough during that time,” Uy said on runnerspace.com.

“To be able to be back, match my PR (personal record), be around people, have that motivation again, it really makes all the sacrifices I made during the quarantine worth it,” she added.

Looking at Joining Other Qualifiers

Uy is seeking to join fellow pole vaulter EJ Obiena in the Philippine Olympic team that also includes gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno so far.

Athletics peers Kristina Knott (200m), Willie Morrison (shot put), and Eric Cray (400m hurdles) also similarly vying for berths to Tokyo.

Below is a video link to Natalie Uy interview with Trackspace after her 4.30 National Record (c/o) RunnerSpace Photo Credit from Runnerspace Video.
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Sources:

https://www.philstar.com/sports/2020/07/18/2028922/pole-vaulter-natalie-uy-smashes-philippine-record-us-tourney

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Natalie Uy – Polevaulter Track Talk Tuesday Feature

As Part of T..T.T Track Talk Tuesday on April 12, 2020, with Professor Airnel T. Abarra.

Airnel Interviewed Fil-Heritage Athlete Natalie Uy. She is

  • SEA Games Champion in Women’s Pole Vault in 2019
  • Asian Bronze medalist in 2019
  • Philippine Record in Indoors and Outdoors for that event.

Natalie is currently based in Kentucky, USA.

Remember to Tune into our Track Talk Tuesday session at 5 pm Manila Standard Time on Tuesday 14th of April via Zoom Cloud Chat APP. Where Airnel will tackle the issue with synchronising the Filipino Athletics Calendar after COVID-19.

Natalie Rose Seinlage Uy of the Philippines won the gold in the Pole Vault women. Photo by ROY DOMINGO

Natalie Uy Breaks own National Indoor Record (March 1)

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SEA Games Champion Natalie Uy broke her own Philippine National Indoor record with a leap of 4.26m at 2020 KTCCCA Indoor State Pole Vault Championship Whelan/Nault Vault Center Shelbyville Indiana on March 1. Competing as the only open women entry. And taking a while warming up only clearing 3.96m on 3rd attempt. Before comfortably clearing 3.98m and 4.26m on first attempts. Raising the bar to 4.28m in which she had 3 fail attempts.

Uy had set the previous mark of 4.25m on 24 January and tied that mark again on February 14.

A far cry from the 4.75m mark required to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics by June 29.

Meanwhile, the other Fil-Heritage Pole Vaulter Alyana Nicolas who finished a disappointing 8th place at the 2019 SEA Games has not been active since her last jump of 3.70m on January 18.

**NB Any Media outlet using information from this site please reference pinoyathletics.info or we will be pointing this out.

Week 2 – February 9, 2019

Natalie Uy continued her Olympic Campaign with a 4.22m winning jump at Cedarville Ohio on February 7. She needs 4.75m to qualify for the Olympics. Also she has leapt 4.25m while representing the Philippines a few times now.

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Natalie Uy competes during the pole vault event during in the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. (AFP)

January 2020, Week 4 Uy Breaks Phi Indoor Record

SEA Games Women’s Pole Vault Champion, Natalie Uy added the Philippine National Indoor Record to her list of titles. And the 25-year-old Uy leaped 4.25m at Rod McCrary Memorial at Lexington on January 24. Also Uy surpassed the 4.11m national indoor record of another Filam Deborah Samson which was set 12 years ago in Seattle.

While paralleling her 4.25m outdoor record national and SEA Games Record  during the 2019 SEA Games in December. Also Uy had taken Bronze at the 2019 Asian Championships. While she needs 4.75m to qualify for Rio Olympics in the next 4-5 months.

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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