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Cleveland native Katie Nageotte returns home after winning gold in women's pole vault at Tokyo Olympics

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 18:03:10-04

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Katie Nageotte, of Olmsted Township returned home Thursday after winning gold in the women's pole vault event at the Tokyo Olympics.

A graduate of Ashland University, Nageotte was a two-time NCAA Division II national champion and three-time D-II All-American as an Ashland Eagle.

She joined fellow Ashland University track and field alums Jackie Jeschelnig Ulm (2004) and Kibwe Johnson (2012-2016) as Eagles to represent Team USA at the Summer Olympics.

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Gold medalist Katie Nageotte celebrates after winning the final of the women's pole vault at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

On Friday, Aug. 13, the community will formally honor and welcome home its gold medalist at an event at the Olmsted Township stadium.

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