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Katlyn                             Shelar
Katlyn
Shelar
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Novi, Mich.
Height: 5-5
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Pole Vault

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Set school record in pole vault at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a personal-best vault of 4.10 meters
  • Placed first at the Ohio Team Challenge with a mark of 4.08 meters
  • Recorded first-place finishes at the Early Bird Meet and Patriot Open with vaults of 3.85 meters and 3.82 meters, respectively.
  • Took a second-place result at the Wake Forest Open with a mark of 3.80 meters
  • Finished eighth overall at Big 12 Outdoor Championships on May 3 with a vault of 3.76 meters
  • Participated at the NCAA East Preliminary, coming in 17th place overall with a vault of 4.00 meters
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Moved into fourth place all-time in the pole vault with a career- and team-best 3.77-meter distance, ahead of Jen Hell’s 3.66-meter mark in 2002
  • Earned a Big East-qualifying 3.75 meters in the pole vault at the WVU Holiday Classic to place first in the event
  • Came in third at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a vault of 3.50 meters
  • Placed first in the pole vault at 3.70 meters at the Penn St. National
  • Finished ninth at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge with a vault of 3.70 meters
  • Achieved first place at 3.55 meters in the pole vault at the Gold-Blue Meet
  • Earned a fifth-place mark of 3.75 meters in the pole vault at the Big East Indoor Championships
  • Competed at the NCAA East Regional in the pole vault
  • Came in first place in the pole vault at the Wake Forest Open with a career- and team-best height of 3.95 meters, the second-best WVU all-time height for the event
  • Achieved third place at Big East Outdoor Championships in the pole vault at a height of 3.75 meters
  • Placed third in the pole vault at the Raleigh Relays at a height of 3.75 meters
  • Finished fifth in the pole vault at 3.70 meters at the Jesse Owens Classic
  • Earned fourth place at a vault of 3.70 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Came in 11th place in the pole vault at 3.65 meters at the Big East Outdoor Championships
  • Finished fourth at the Jesse Owens Classic at 3.55 meters
  • Achieved fourth place at 3.50 meters at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational
  • Recorded first-place finish at the Bennie Benson Invitational at 3.50 meters
  • Placed ninth at 3.40 meters at the Colonial Relays
  • Came in second at the Bill Van Horne Invitational at 3.50 meters
  • During indoor season, finished 11th at 3.55 meters at the Big East Championships
  • Achieved first place at the Penn State Relays at 3.60 meters
  • Recorded seventh-place mark at 3.36 meters at the GaREAT Invitational
  • Earned first place at the WVU State Farm Games at 3.40 meters
  • Came in first place at 3.35 meters at the Doug Raymond Invitational
  • Finished second at the Penn State Relays at 3.35 meters
Prep
  • Coached by Seth Furlow at Novi High
  • Named all-conference in 2007, 2009
  • A regional champion pole vaulter in 2008
  • Named all-region from 2007-09
  • All-county from 2007-09
  • An Oakland County pole vault champion in 2007-08
  • Named all-state in 2007
  • All-area first team from 2007-09
Personal
  • Daughter of John and Karen Shelar
  • Birthday is June 29
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Majoring in pre-forensic investigative science
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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