JUNIOR (1998-99): Indoor - Personal-best was 5.15m/16-10 3/4i clearance for seventh place at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/20/99, Reno)...Outdoor - Won pole vault events at two meets - Big Foot Open and Washington dual...top height of season was 4.90m/16-0 3/4 (4/3/99 Pullman, 4/17/99 Seattle, and 5/1/99 Pullman)...
SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Personal-best of 5.03m/16-6 at the Idaho Outdoor Meet (4/26/99, Moscow)...
FRESHMAN (1996-97): Indoor - Top mark was 4.45m/14-7 1/4i Eastern Washington Open (1/18/97, Cheney)...Outdoor - Leaped to a best mark of 4.80m/15-9 at the Palouse Invitational (5/18/97, Pullman).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Played football, basketball and vaulted on track team at Wilbur High...earned ten varsity letters...missed senior year of football due to injury...captained football team as junior, basketball team and track teams both junior and senior years...track coach was Jim Cox...during his SOPHOMORE year, basketball team was league runners-up and state participants...finished sixth in state pole vault...named to all-league team...JUNIOR year named to all-league in basketball...won coaches' award...won state pole vault championship...named all-league and all-state in track...garnered coaches' award...as a SENIOR, won coaches' award in basketball...placed second at state pole vault...named all-league and all-state...repeated with coaches' award.
PERSONAL: Born Glen Lex Katich 2/16/78 at Omak, Washington...parents Steve and Karlene Katich are cattle and ostrich ranchers...Karlene graduated from WSU in 1972 with a BS in Nursing...brother Sorrell (4/21/80)...sisters Nikki (3/23/70), Fawn (3/16/76), and Brandy (3/7/82)...National Honor Society member...ASB rep...FBLA member...graduated with 3.75 GPA...majoring in sports management at WSU...competes in rodeos as a bullrider.
LEX KATICH'S WASHINGTON STATE BESTS: Indoor: Pole Vault - 5.15m/16-10 3/4i (2/20/99, Reno). Outdoor: Pole Vault - 5.03m/16-6 (4/26/99, Moscow).