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June 6, 2021

Women’s Pole Vault – Natalie Uy 4.01m at American Track League on June 6 in Nashville. 11th of 13. Katie Nageotte won in 4.85m. Natalie did 4.20m last week at American Track League in Jacksonville.  After breaking her Philippine Record and tying the SEA Record 2 weeks ago at Praire View.

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Natalie Uy 3rd time lucky breaks Phi and ties SEA Record in Pole Vault

May 26, 2021

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Natalie Uy has finally broken the Philippine and SEA Record in Pole Vault. Uy, the SEA Games Champion in this event, registered a leap of 4.30m a the USA T&F Open in Praire View on May 25.

The event was won by Morgan Leleux in 4.60m from fellow Americans Kortney Ross and Olivia Gruver, both at 4.50m, and Canadian Anicka Newell at 4.40m in 4th; Natalie finished 5th out of 9 athletes.

Returning from a hand injury, the 26-year-old had no heightened on May 2 at Chula Vista.

Natalie broke her Phi Record of 4.26 set indoors in Shelbyville on March 1, 2020. 

It was the third time lucky for Natalie, who had previously leaped 4.30m at Castellon on 16 June 2018 but did not count it as and had submitted no Phi Passport to Pinoyathletics. She had not represented the Philippines at that time.

Her second time to get 4.30m came at Piedmont during the American Track League on 15 August 2020. But this performance was not allowed by the IAAF due to officiating standards.

The standard for the Olympics is 4.70m, with June 29 as the cut-off.

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Uy Clears 4.30m Again??

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Natalie Uy’s performance at the Acadia Invitational, Piedmont on the IAAF Website, is reported on August 15. and actually staged it 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 lead 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

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

As per emails, USATF had certified the course in Sandi Morris’s 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 an NR in our National Records database (for World Athletics publications) or to be listed under “notes” as a regular performance not to be valued; as an NR under “World Athletics conditions.”

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

Obviously, the pole vault facility built by Sandi Morris was ratified by the 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/

while also advised that Natalie Uy had sustained a minor wrist injury in training in which a pole had snapped.

Natalie Uy 2020 Performances

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

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

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

The mark improved on the 4.25m marks 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, Uy’s second competition was 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 tough 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.

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“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, including gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno.

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’s 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

*Please note any media wishing to use this or any articles on our website must provide a citation to Pinoyathletics as I have done with a link provided to Phil Star. I obtained some of my information for this write-up.

Natalie Uy – Polevaulter Track Talk Tuesday Feature

As Part of T..T.T Track Talk on Tuesday, 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 the Zoom Cloud Chat APP, where Airnel will tackle the issue of synchronizing the Filipino Athletics Calendar after COVID-19.

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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.

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A far cry from the 4.75m marks 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.

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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 leaped 4.25m while representing the Philippines a few times now.

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In the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Natalie Uy competes during the pole vault event. (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 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 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. Simultaneously, she needs 4.75m to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the next 4-5 months.

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