Kristina Owsinski is a boss. PAC-12 Champion in Pole Vault 2015, PAC-12 Runner up 2017, PAC-12 Bronze finisher 2014. 2x MPSF Indoor Women’s Pole Vault Champion. Second team All-American Indoor DI Women’s Pole Vault 2015. 2x Outdoor DI Women’s Pole Vault All-American. 2015 USA Outdoor Championship Qualifier. University of Washington outdoor school record holder. 2x PAC-12 All-Academic honorable mention, multiple deans list recipient, and 2016 USATF Pacific Northwest Field Athlete of the Year. And we'll also take this moment to annouce that she is the NEWEST MEMBER OF THE HAUTE VOLÉE! So without further ado...
JB: WHAT'S IN YOUR BACKPACK, PURSE, POCKET, FANNY PACK RIGHT NOW?
KO: My black hole of a backpack gets pretty interesting… you never know when you’ll need a pair of chopsticks? I also have about 3 pairs of fresh socks, underwear, Mac Roga Shorts and a fresh Hi-Ten Bra. Both my work and pole vault journals along with four... not one... but FOUR lacrosse balls for rolling. Lastly, I never go anywhere without my Sun Bum chapstick and an almost empty tube of Arnica in case I need a quick treatment session.
JB: WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF?
KO: At night, it's cross between typical stress dreams of running through goo and not going anywhere, to literally dreaming of what I will eat the next morning while laying in a bed of wild flowers. Dreams are so strange! In terms of my life goals and dreams, my biggest dream is to use my time and place in this world to somehow help others.
JB: WHAT TIME DID YOU GET UP THIS MORNING?
KO: This morning I was up by 6:30am. I am an early riser, not saying I’m a morning person by any means but an early bird who is productive once fed.
JB: WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?
KO: My mom. She’s the woman who can do it all. She’s taught me how to become an independent women who doesn’t take no for an answer. She’s also taught me to be kind, giving and selfless - and for that I thank her.
JB: WHAT IS YOUR SECRET SUPERPOWER?
KO: I’d like to think my secret superpower is being able to read people really well. So far this power hasn’t steered me wrong!
JB: WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING RIGHT NOW?
KO: Right now I’m learning so many things about inventory! As you know, I am a Oiselle store employee and inventory just speaks to me. I also have to mention I’ve been spending about every car ride listing to a Spanish podcast to help me learn a second language!
JB: WHAT'S THE LAST PLACE YOU TRAVELLED TO? WHY?
KO: The last place I traveled to was Portland, OR. I went for a quick 48hr trip to visit my family and my 2-year-old nephew who is the smartest kid I know. I am totally bias, but really, he’s too smart for his age.
JB: WHO'S YOUR PIC (PARTNER IN CRUSHING IT)?
KO: My PIC would be my childhood friend Nono. She without a doubt will always have my back and I will always have hers. She is the main one in my tribe. She knows nothing about Pole Vault but is always pushing me to do what I love. She makes me a better woman and a better friend in all avenues of my life. We will forever be crushing the game together.
JB: WHAT'S THE NEXT THING ON YOUR CALENADR?
KO: The next thing I have filled on my calendar are a bunch of amazing Oiselle photoshoots so stay tuned for that! I also plan to do a little hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park! I’ve been in Seattle for 5 years and have never been... it's about time.
Big thanks to Kristina for crushing it. Welcome her to the Haute Volée and follow her here!