Kate Dennison (now Rooney)

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Club:Sale Harriers Manchester
Age Group:V35
County:Greater Manchester
Region:North West
Lead Coach:Unknown
Previous Lead:Steve Rippon-2010
Previous Lead:Scott Simpson2010-2012

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Domestic Championships Record
2001 – AAA U20 Championships gold
2002 – AAA U20 Championships gold, AAA Indoor U20 Championships gold
2003 – AAA U20 Championships gold, AAA Indoor U20 Championships gold
2004 – AAA U23 Championships gold
2005 – BUSA Indoor Championships silver, AAA Indoor Championships bronze
2006 – AAA Indoor Championships gold, AAA Championships silver
2007 – Norwich Union European Indoor Champs Trials gold, Norwich Union World Champs Trials gold
2008 – Norwich Union World Indoor Champs Trials gold, Olympic Trials gold
2009 – Aviva UK Indoor Championships gold, Aviva World Champs Trials gold
2010 – Aviva European Trials & UK Championships gold, Aviva World Indoor Trials & UK Championships gold
2011 – Aviva European Trials & UK Championships silver

Major Championships and International Record

2010 – World Indoor Championships 9th q. European Championships 6th. Commonwealth Games bronze. European Team Championships 7th
2009 – World Championships 6th. European Indoor Championships 6th
2008 – Olympic Games 7th qB
2007 – World Championships 13th q
2006 – European Championships 8th q. Commonwealth Games 7th
2003 – European Junior Championships 11th
2002 – World Junior Championships 7th

Dennison was born in South Africa and her mother swam for Zambia. She is a former gymnast and was the first British junior to vault over 4.00m.

She finally broke Janine Whitlock's British indoor record at the 2009 Aviva UK Indoor Champs, before improving the mark one week later at the Aviva Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix with a height of 4.46m, despite having back surgery in the off-season. In Turin at the European Championships, Dennison placed sixth, which surpassed many people's predictions. Dennison capped off a fine indoor season with an outright British record in Oyannax, vaulting 4.49m, to improve Whitlock's record by 2cm.

She has improved the British record nine times in 2009 and at the World Championships in Berlin she finished in an excellent sixth place. In Szczecin, Poland she took the British record to new heights again with a clearance of 4.60m in September. In 2010 she finished in 6th place in the European Championships and at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi as pre-event favourite finished in a disappointing bronze medal position.

Kate hails from a sporty family and once finished 4th in the U12 National Gymnastic Championships. Her brother was an international gymnast when younger.

She has a degree in psychology from Staffordshire University. Her hobbies outside of athletics include: watching films, photography and has also down some rock climbing.

Athletes Coached
NameClub AG  Sex  Best Event  Rank  AG  Year  Performance 
Sophie AshurstSale Harriers ManchesterU23WPV6ALL20234.21
Katie ByresSale Harriers ManchesterSENW
Jasmine CareyTraffordU23WPV15ALL20233.83
Sophie CookHalesowenSENWPV4ALL20234.41
Owen HeardHarrowSENMPV26ALL20234.72
Natalie HooperBirchfield HSENWPV7ALL20234.20
Carys JonesSwanseaSENW
Ellen McCartneyWoodford Green Essex LadiesSENW
Felicia MiloroSutton-in-AshfieldSENWPV8ALL20234.16
Jake WatsonBirchfield HSENMPV10ALL20235.03
Liam YarwoodSale Harriers ManchesterSENM

Best known performances

Performances Submit
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

2012 SEN Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.561Luzern, SUISpitzen Leichtathletik Luzern17 Jul 12
PV4.52i1Nevers, FRAFinale du Perche Elite Tour18 Feb 12
PV4.504Doha, QATSamsung Diamond League11 May 12
PV4.505Prague, CZEMemoriál Josefa Odložila11 Jun 12
PV4.402Sopot, POLTyczka na Molo27 May 12
PV4.406Reims, FRAMeeting Premium de Reims Champagne Ardenne4 Jul 12
PV4.351UKAOlympic ParkBUCS Championships5 May 12
PV4.351Regensburg, GERSparkassen Gala2 Jun 12
PV4.34i2AVilleurbanne, FRAInsa Perch'formance21 Jan 12
PV4.262BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. Olympic Trials24 Jun 12
PV4.2512qBOlympic ParkOlympic Games4 Aug 12
2011 SEN Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.612Barcelona, ESPMíting Internacional d´Atletisme Ciutat de Barcelona22 Jul 11
PV4.554Reims, FRAMeeting Pro Athlé Tour de Reims5 Jul 11
PV4.501Regensburg, GERSparkassen Gala4 Jun 11
PV4.508qBDaegu, KORIAAF World Championships28 Aug 11
PV4.406Ostrava, CZEZlatá Tretra31 May 11
PV4.402BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. World Trials31 Jul 11
PV4.324EWalnut CA, USAMt Sac Relays16 Apr 11
PV4.317BirminghamSamsung Diamond League viva British Grand Prix10 Jul 11
PV4.307Kassel, GERInternational ASKINA Meeting8 Jun 11
PV4.3010Crystal PalaceSamsung Diamond League Aviva London Grand Prix5 Aug 11
PV4.26i2SheffieldAviva European Trials & UK Championships13 Feb 11
PV4.20i6Bydgoszcz, POLPedro's Cup16 Feb 11
PV4.201LoughboroughLoughborough International22 May 11
PV4.11i4GlasgowAviva International29 Jan 11
2010 SEN Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.60i5BirminghamAviva Grand Prix20 Feb 10
PV4.57i1Wuppertal, GERInternationales Wuppertaler Springermeeting22 Jan 10
PV4.56i11Paris, FRAPerche Elite Tour2 Mar 10
PV4.553Jockgrim, GERInternationales Stabhochsprung-Meeting21 Jul 10
PV4.556Barcelona, ESPEuropean Championships30 Jul 10
PV4.51i6Bydgoszcz, POLPedro's Cup10 Feb 10
PV4.50i1Dresden, GERInternationales Springermeeting29 Jan 10
PV4.50i9=Donetsk, UKRPole Vault Stars7 Mar 10
PV4.502Bydgoszcz, POLEuropean Athletics Festival6 Jun 10
PV4.507Rome, ITAIAAF Diamond League10 Jun 10
PV4.463=Crystal PalaceIAAF Diamond League Aviva London Grand Prix14 Aug 10
PV4.451BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. European Trials26 Jun 10
PV4.414Madrid, ESPMeeting Madrid 20102 Jul 10
PV4.415GatesheadIAAF Diamond League Aviva British Grand Prix10 Jul 10
PV4.417Stockholm, SWEIAAF Diamond League DN Galan6 Aug 10
PV4.40i1SportcityVault Manchester16 Jan 10
PV4.40i1SheffieldAviva World Trials & UK Championships13 Feb 10
PV4.35i9=qDoha, QATIAAF World Indoor Championships12 Mar 10
PV4.353=QABarcelona, ESPEuropean Championships28 Jul 10
PV4.32i2ALyon, FRAPerche Elite Tour9 Jan 10
PV4.253Delhi, INDCommonwealth Games12 Oct 10
PV4.207Bergen, NOREuropean Team Championships19 Jun 10
2009 SEN Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.603Szczecin, POLPedro's Cup15 Sep 09
PV4.585Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix24 Jul 09
PV4.571BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. World Trials11 Jul 09
PV4.562Madrid, ESPMeeting Madrid 20094 Jul 09
PV4.554Leiria, PORSpar European Team Championships20 Jun 09
PV4.554qABerlin, GERIAAF World Championships15 Aug 09
PV4.556Berlin, GERIAAF World Championships17 Aug 09
PV4.511Prague, CZEJosef Odložil Memorial8 Jun 09
PV4.502Hof, GERPole Vault Meeting27 Jun 09
PV4.506Brussels, BELMemorial Van Damme IAAF Golden League4 Sep 09
PV4.49i1Oyonnax, FRAPole Vault Tour14 Mar 09
PV4.46i3BirminghamAviva Indoor Grand Prix21 Feb 09
PV4.461Prague, CZEPole Vault of Prague 200910 Jun 09
PV4.45i1SheffieldAviva Indoor Trials & UK Trials14 Feb 09
PV4.453Leverkusen, GERBayer Meeting31 Jul 09
PV4.417Zürich, SUIWeltklasse IAAF Golden League28 Aug 09
PV4.40i6QTurin, ITAEuropean Indoor Championships6 Mar 09
PV4.402Beckum, GERInternationales Volksbank Stabhochsprungmeetin30 Aug 09
PV4.35i1GlasgowDM Hall Senior Championships & Junior Relays1 Feb 09
PV4.35i6Turin, ITAEuropean Indoor Championships7 Mar 09
PV4.33i1ACercy-la-Tour, FRATop Perche7 Feb 09
PV4.31i1Veigné, FRATouraine Pole Vault Festival28 Feb 09
PV4.30i1SportcityVault Manchester17 Jan 09
PV4.303Sopot, POLTyczka na molo31 May 09
PV4.19i12Aulnay-sous-Bois, FRAMeeting Perche aux Etoiles - Perche Elite Tour4 Dec 09
PV3.95i3CardiffVault Cardiff10 Jan 09
2008 SEN Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.40i2Limoges, FRALimoges, FRA2 Feb 08
PV4.407QBBeijing, CHNOlympic Games16 Aug 08
PV4.35i1Oyonnax, FRAOyonnax, FRA12 Jan 08
PV4.30i3Dresden, GERSpringermeeting25 Jan 08
PV4.3010Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix25 Jul 08
PV4.25i1SheffieldNorwich Union Trials & UK Championships10 Feb 08
PV4.25i1Prague, CZEPrague, CZE13 Feb 08
PV4.23i1SportcityVault Manchester19 Jan 08
PV4.205Reims, FRAMeeting Lagardère Athlé tour8 Jul 08
PV4.101ASportcityUK Women's League Division 15 Jul 08
PV4.0510Beckum, GERBeckum, GER31 Aug 08
2007 SEN Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.40i7QABirminghamEuropean Indoor Championships3 Mar 07
PV4.35i1SheffieldNorwich Union European Indoor Trials11 Feb 07
PV4.313Prague, CZEJosef Odložil Memorial13 Jun 07
PV4.30i2Carrieres-sous-Poissy, FRACarrieres-sous-Poissy, FRA3 Feb 07
PV4.30i7BirminghamNorwich Union Indoor Grand Prix17 Feb 07
PV4.303Vaasa, FINEuropean Cup First League23 Jun 07
PV4.25i2Budapest, HUNBudapest International Meeting26 Jan 07
PV4.251LoughboroughLEAP11 Aug 07
PV4.20i1LoughboroughLoughborough Indoor Open Meeting13 Jan 07
PV4.2010Saulheim, GERSaulheim, GER3 Jun 07
PV4.201SportcityNorwich Union British Championships inc. World Trials29 Jul 07
PV4.20QBOsaka, JPNIAAF World Championships26 Aug 07
PV4.1614Weissach im Tal, GERWeissach im Tal, GER8 Jul 07
PV4.15i2Lee ValleyUKA Jumps International GBR vs Holland21 Feb 07
PV4.15i1SportcityPole Vault Elite Tour10 Mar 07
PV4.105Regensburg, GERRegensburg, GER9 Jun 07
PV4.102Regensburg, GERRegensburg, GER1 Jul 07
PV4.105Reims, FRAReims, FRA17 Jul 07
PV4.1010Crystal PalaceNorwich Union Super Grand Prix3 Aug 07
PV4.10i1LoughboroughLSAC Indoor Open Meeting15 Dec 07
PV4.00i1GlasgowIndoor City Challenge21 Jan 07
2006 U23 Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.358Crystal PalaceNorwich Union London Grand Prix28 Jul 06
PV4.358=Crystal PalaceNorwich Union London Grand Prix28 Jul 06
PV4.301Melbourne (BH), AUSCGWU13 Mar 06
PV4.301Melbourne, AUSMelbourne, AUS13 Mar 06
PV4.3015QGothenburg, SWEEC9 Aug 06
PV4.3015qGothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships9 Aug 06
PV4.25i1Vienna, AUTVienna, AUT31 Jan 06
PV4.255Sopot, POLTyczka na Molo11 Jun 06
PV4.22i1Tsaotun, TPEInv27 Feb 06
PV4.221Prague, CZEJosef Odlozil Memorial5 Jun 06
PV4.223Karlstad, SWEGötagalan20 Jul 06
PV4.21iex-LoughboroughLoughborough University Open Meeting14 Jan 06
PV4.21i1LoughboroughLoughborough University Open Meeting14 Jan 06
PV4.20i2=LoughboroughLoughborough International21 May 06
PV4.207Warsaw, POLWarsaw, POL18 Jun 06
PV4.206=Warsaw, POLWarsaw, POL18 Jun 06
PV4.201LoughboroughLoughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) Meeting26 Jul 06
PV4.15i8BirminghamNorwich Union Grand Prix18 Feb 06
PV4.157Melbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games25 Mar 06
PV4.15i2LoughboroughIndoor Pole Vault27 May 06
PV4.151Norrtalje, SWENorrtalje, Swe3 Jul 06
PV4.10i1SheffieldAAA Indoor Championships12 Feb 06
PV4.105Malaga, ESPEuropean Cup28 Jun 06
PV4.106BirminghamNorwich Union International19 Aug 06
PV4.05i1LoughboroughLoughborough Open16 Dec 06
PV4.004=QAMelbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games23 Mar 06
PV3.952SportcityNorwich Union European Trials inc AAA Championships16 Jul 06
2005 U23 Sale Harriers Manchester
PV4.12i1LoughboroughLoughborough Students Open17 Dec 05
PV4.111BedfordGolden Jubilee Cup Final27 Aug 05
PV4.104SportcityAAA Championships inc. Senior Invitation10 Jul 05
PV4.053BedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)12 Jun 05
PV4.00i2SheffieldBUSA Indoor Championships27 Feb 05
PV4.003LoughboroughLoughborough International Match22 May 05
PV4.001BirminghamMidland Championships19 Jun 05
PV4.001LoughboroughLEAP16 Jul 05
PV4.001BirminghamInter Territorial Meeting23 Jul 05
PV4.001Manchester (SC)UK Women's League Division 130 Jul 05
PV4.002Manchester (SC)NORWICH UNION UNDER-236 Aug 05
PV4.001DerbyU23 Inter Territorial (Cleveland Cup)14 Aug 05
PV3.95i3SheffieldAAA Championships13 Feb 05
PV3.951LoughboroughLoughborough Vs Achilles8 Jun 05
PV3.90i2BirminghamBirmingham Games30 Jan 05
PV3.90ex4=Sopot, POL-2 Jun 05
PV3.80i3LoughboroughLoughborough Open15 Jan 05
PV3.80i2GlasgowDM HALL SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS Kelvin Hall, Glasgow23 Jan 05
PV3.802Glasgow (S)BUSA Championships2 May 05
PV3.801BirminghamUK Women's League Division 125 Jun 05
PV3.758LoughboroughLoughborough International Match22 May 05
PV3.754BedfordAAA U20 / U23 Championships3 Jul 05
2004 U23 City of Stoke
PV3.95i3SheffieldInv25 Jan 04
2003 U20 City of Stoke
PV3.901Nove, ITAvITA,Triv-205 Jul 03
PV3.903CwmbranUKA Domestic GP Series Final9 Aug 03
PV3.854BedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)1 Jun 03
PV3.8511qTampere, FINEuropean Junior Championships24 Jul 03
PV3.7011Tampere, FINEuropean Junior Championships26 Jul 03
2002 U20 City of Stoke
PV4.007Kingston, JAMIAAF World U20/Junior Championships18 Jul 02
PV3.951BedfordAAA U20/U23 Championships29 Jun 02
PV3.91i1BirminghamAAA Age Group Championships23 Feb 02
PV3.85i2CardiffNorwich Union U20 / U2316 Feb 02
PV3.851BirminghamMidland U20 Championships26 May 02
PV3.855ManchesterAqua-Pura Commonwealth Trials16 Jun 02
PV3.806qBKingston, JAMIAAF World U20/Junior Championships16 Jul 02
2001 U20 City of Stoke
PV3.801GrangemouthScottish League Division One26 Aug 01
PV3.751ExeterESAA English Schools' Championships7 Jul 01
2000 U17 City of Stoke
PV3.201BlackpoolBritish Schools International Match15 Jul 00
Total Performances: 171
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