|Birth name||Stacy Renée Mikaelsen|
|Born||March 25, 1971|
Auburn, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 7+1⁄2 in (1.72 m)|
|Weight||137 lb (62 kg)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Pole vault: 4.83 (2004)|
She attended Placer Union High School where she played volleyball and ran on the track team as a sprinter, hurdler, and jumper. Early on she got coaching from Yuba Community College's John Orognen. She competed in the 300 meters hurdles at the CIF California State Meet, but didn't place. In 1990, she placed second at the Golden West Invitational in the 400 meters hurdles.
She graduated from Idaho State University in 1995. At ISU, she competed in the heptathlon. She was introduced to pole vaulting by her coach, a former vaulter himself, and she participated in some of the earliest sanctioned women's pole vault competitions.
Pole vaulting career
Dragila won the women's pole vault competition at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. Women's pole vault was a demonstration event at the Trials, and it was not included in the program of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
In March of 1997, she won the pole vault competition at the Indoor World Championships and set her first indoor world record, 4.48 m (14 ft 8 in). At the 1999 outdoor World Championships, she again won gold and set her first outdoor world record, 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in). Over the course of her career, she set or tied the indoor world record 8 times and set or tied the outdoor world record 10 times.
While she jumped 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in) at age 37, her 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in) vault at age 38 in 2009 was the ratified W35 Masters World Record until 2017.
|1997||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||1st||Pole vault|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||1st||Pole vault|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||1st||Pole vault|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Alberta||1st||Pole vault|
|2001||Goodwill Games||Brisbane, Australia||1st||Pole vault|
|2003||World Athletics Final||Fontvieille, Monaco||1st||Pole vault|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||2nd||Pole vault|
- USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- Pole vault (9): 1996†, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
- USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
- Pole vault (8): 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004
† The 1996 contest was a non-championship event
Stacy divorced Brent Dragila in 2006.
She lived in San Diego, California, and is the founder of Altius Track Club.
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- Stacy Dragila at www.USATF.org
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- Stacy Dragila at TeamUSA.org
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- Stacy Dragila Vault Co.