RICEOWLS.COM HOME
RICEOWLS.COM OWLS ON TWITTER


 
  Chris Kato
Chris Kato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Deer Park, Texas

High School:
Deer Park

Height:
6-2

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
4L


AT MAJOR MEETS
2007 C-USA Indoor, 5th, Pole Vault, 4.45m/14-7.25
2007 C-USA Outdoor T3rd, Pole Vault, 4.31m/14-1.75

2008 C-USA Indoor, T6th, Pole Vault, 4.41m/14-5.50
2008 C-USA Outdoor 6th, Pole Vault, 4.60m/15-1.00

2009 C-USA Indoor, 1st, Pole Vault, 4.91m/16-01.25
2009 C-USA Outdoor 3rd, Pole Vault, 4.90/16-0.75

2010 C-USA Indoor, 7th, Pole Vault, 4.61m/15-1.5
2010 C-USA Outdoor 5th, Pole Vault, 4.65m/15-3

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor

Pole Vault (indoor) - 4.91m/16-01.25, 2009 C-USA Indoor

Outdoor
Pole Vault - 4.90/16-0.75, 2009 C-USA Outdoor

2010
Indoor:
Second on team in pole vault with a mark of 4.80m/15-9 (Leonard Hilton Memorial at UH... 15th at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with a mark fo 4.60m/15-1 and 15th at Texas A&M Challenge (4.54m/14-10)... Placed seventh at C-USA Indoor with a mark of 4.61m/15-1.5.

Outdoor: Placed fourth at Trinity Tiger Relays (4.75m/15-7) and fifth at C-USA Outdoor (4.65m/15-3).

2009
Indoor:
Became the third Owl in the last four years to capture the C-USA indoor pole vault crown with a personal-best vault of 4.91m/16-1.25... Joins teammates Tyler Witham and Shea Kearney as indoor champions, while Jason Colwick has won an outdoor vaulting title... Vaulted 4.90/16-0.75 at the Houston Invitational and matched that effort the following week at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Nebraska... Opened the season at the Leonard Hilton Memorial and finished first among collegians with a vault of 4.75m/15-7.

Outdoor: Placed third in the pole vault at the Conference USA Outdoor meet with a mark of 4.90m/16-0.75... Finished eighth at Texas Relays Section B with a mark of 5.10m/16-0.75... Placed fouth at Texas Invitational (4.90m/16-0.75).

2008
Indoor:
Tied for sixth with teammate Garrett Stafford at the C-USA Indoor with a vault of 4.41m/14-5.50... Vaulted his indoor personal best of 4.50m/14-9.00 at the Houston Invitational.

Outdoor: Tied his personal-best with a vault of 4.60/15-1 to finish sixth at the C-USA Indoor... First set that mark while winning the collegiate vault at the TSU Quadrangular... Has scored in all four conference meets in his career.
2007
Indoor:
Placed fifth at the C-USA Championship with a vault of 4.45/14-7.25.

Outdoor: Won the bronze medal at the C-USA Championship meet with a vault of 4.31m/14-1.75... Posted his season best pole vault of 4.50m/14-9 at the Rice Twilight.

HIGH SCHOOL
2006 graduate of Deer Park High School... Four-year track and field and three-year cross country letterman under coach Russell Elfstrom... 2006 track and field regional qualifier. 2003 cross country regional qualifier... Named Most Outstanding Field Athlete in 2006... Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, FBINAA Youth Leadership Program, and FCA.

PERSONAL
Full name: Christopher Kato. Born: January 17, 1988 in Webster, Texas... Parents: Gordon and Dana (two sisters)... Sister, Megan, played basketball and softball for LeTourneau University... College: Martel

 Member of Martel College
Martel College

GAMEDAY CENTRAL
RICE.EDU CONFERENCEUSA.COM NCAA.COM RICE UNIVERSITY - 100 YEARS