Canadian Olympic Pole Vaulter Training at CAK
Elite pole vaulter Kelsie Ahbe is training at Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) under Coach Jim Bemiller. After being an Olympic finalist in 2016 (top 12), Ahbe's ultimate goal is to medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Currently, she is training to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar (Sept 27 & 29).
"I train at CAK because it is a very welcoming environment," says Ahbe. "As an elite athlete, it is difficult to find places to train, but CAK has been generous to give me access to the track and pole vault pit."
Coach Bemiller also coached Olympic gold medalist (2004) and former Vol Tim Mack. Due to Bemiller's experience, Ahbe says "I believe I am in good company and have a shot at winning a medal in 2020."
She also enjoys seeing so many CAK athletes practicing each day beside her. "I hope I can inspire them with my athletic journey!"
CAK is honored to have Ahbe on campus and looks forward to the 2020 games!