The Post-Journal

Suhr Returns To Olympics After Pole Vault Win

Fredonia Native Leads U.S. Track, Field Trials


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Jenn Suhr cleared 15 feet, 1 inch to win the women's pole vault in the U.S. Track and Field Trials for a return trip to the Olympics.Becky Holliday finished second Sunday after clearing 14-11, and Lacy Janson earned a spot on the U.S. team with a third-place finish at 14-9. All three women met the Olympic standard needed to compete in London.

Suhr, the 2008 Olympic trials champion, won the silver medal in Beijing, finishing behind Russian world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva.

Jenn Suhr

Suhr,a Fredonia native, holds the American record in the pole vault, but last year she struggled with fatigue and was diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Suhr was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Jenn Suhr.
Fredonia native Jennifer Suhr clears the bar in the women’s pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday at Eugene, Ore. Suhr finished first.

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