DC Vault is the Premiere Pole Vault club in the Washington, DC Metro Region. Serving the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, DC Vault provides year-round training for beginner through elite-level athletes.
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Meet DC VAULT
Coach Colby joined DC Vault in the spring of 2011 and currently leads our Baltimore training programs.
Prior to joining DC Vault, Coach Colby was an elite level competitor, ranking top ten in the nation in the women’s pole vault in 2001 with a personal record of 14’ 1.25”.
During this time she trained with some of the nation’s leading pole vault coaches, including Bob Farley (PV Hall of Fame award winner and Olympic Development Coach) and Earl Bell (Former Olympian and founder of Bell Athletics). She has also trained with Olympians Kellie Suttle, Jillian Swartz and Erica Bartolina. Coach Colby was the 2x North American Pole Vault Association Grand Prix Champion, 3x USA National Competitor and represented the USA in Japan and Taiwan.
During her collegiate years Coach Colby set the University of Rhode Island indoor and outdoor women’s pole vault record, as well as the Atlantic-10 Conference indoor and outdoor records. Additionally, she was the 3x New England Champion, 4x Atlantic-10 Champion, ECAC Champion, Penn Relays Champion and a finalist at the 1999 NCAA Indoor National Championships.
Additionally, Coach Colby is the current defending Masters National Pole Vault Champion. Coach Colby’s supporting background in athletics includes a B.S. in physical education and exercise science, competitive gymnastics training and high level success as a collegiate Pentathlete.
As the original DC Vault member, Lauren Rose has been an integral part of the organization since 2008, supporting DC Vault as a fiercely loyal athlete, an assistant coach and team administrative assistant. From behind the scenes, Lauren keeps DC Vault running by organizing events, keeping track of our coaching certifications and much more.
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Coach Tim joined the DC Vault Level I program as a high school sophomore in 2012. Progressing quickly, he was offered a Level III training slot with the DC Vault Emerging Elite group in 2014. Despite injury, he successfully claimed 3 Regional Championship titles, 1 County Championship title and took Gold at the Maryland 4A State Championships with a height of 13'6" in 2015.
Going on to attend the University of Maryland as a Computer Science major, Coach Tim continued his training in the DC Vault Emerging Elite program and began instructing Level I and II athletes in 2016. Since then, he has taken on increasingly complex coaching duties and become a core member of the DC Vault team.
Additionally, Coach Tim manages the DC Vault social media accounts, supports video production and is the current webmaster for DCVault.com