AS A SOPHOMORE: Set a career best in the first meet of the track season, vaulting 3.80m (12-5 1/2) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... won the vault competition at the Notre Dame Opener, going 3.70m (12-1 1/2) ... earned her first career all-BIG EAST honors at the conference indoor meet, placing third in the pole vault with a mark of 3.60m (11-9 3/4) ... did not compete during the 2007 outdoor track and field season ... will look to garner more BIG EAST honors in the 2008 campaign.

AS A FRESHMAN: A very solid contributor to the Irish pole vault crew in her first season in an Irish uniform ... established a strong mark of 3.65m (11-11 3/4) early in the indoor season at the Notre Dame Opener ... qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the vault, eventually finishing 11th with a mark of 3.45m (11-3 3/4) ... came out strong in the outdoor campaign, posting an outstanding 3.66m (12-0) vault at the Cal Poly Invitational to win the meet ... also won the pole vault competition at the Notre Dame Outdoor Opener ... took second behind teammate Mary Saxer with a mark of 3.50m (11-5 3/4) at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational ... jumped 3.65m to win the Indy Relays pole vault ... also took the title at the Central Collegiate Championship (3.50m, 11-5 3/4) ... continued her consistent outdoor season in the BIG EAST meet, placing eighth overall in the vault with a mark of 3.65m ... looks to keep improving on a promising freshman year during the 2006-07 season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner as pole vault standout at Rancho Bernardo High School ... earned All-American honors in the pole vault at the USATF Junior National meet (fourth place) ... achieved a national ranking in the pole vault each of the last three years ... two-time California all-state selection with a third-place finish in 2004 and a fifth-place performance in 2005 ... San Diego CIF Section record holder ... pole vaulted at several prestigious meets during her senior season, including the Arcadia Invitational (first), Mount SAC Relays (first), and Golden West Invitational (fourth) ... three-time conference and regional champion ... undefeated in San Diego County in her junior and senior years ... personal-best mark of 3.89m (12-9) ... Rancho Bernardo's Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior ... member of National Honor Society, concert band, and Royal Regiment marching band ... born July 16, 1987 in Los Gatos, Calif. ... daughter of Renee and Terry Mattoon ... older of two children ... father, Terry, wrestled at Fort Lewis College ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters ... earned Dean's List status in spring 2006 semester after posting 3.667 grade-point average.

Kate Mattoon
Kate  Mattoon


San Diego, CA

High School:
Rancho Bernardo


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