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Pole vaulters will be back Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Organizers postpone Jenn Suhr event due to rain

Photos by Tom Rivers – Jenn Suhr charges down the runway and gets ready to vault last Friday during a competition at the White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville. Suhr will be back in action at the White Birch at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

LYNDONVILLE – The community will have to wait another day to see Jenn Suhr and other leading pole vaulters compete at the White Birch Golf Course.

Suhr and five other vaulters competed at the White Birch last Friday. They were scheduled to be in action again today at 5:30 p.m. The threat of rain prompted organizers to push the event to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Suhr cleared 15 feet, 7 inches last Friday, the same height she topped to win a gold medal last year in London.

Janice Keppler of Medina also is competing in the event. She is currently the fourth-ranked pole vaulter in the country.

The second fairway at the golf course is being used for the event. Other competitors include: Heather Hamilton, the top-ranked vaulter in Canada; Claire Dishong of Brockport and Cornell University; Linda Hadfield of Utica and Tennessee University; and Erin Champion of Tennessee University.

The White Birch is located at 1515 North Lyndonville Rd.

Jenn Suhr clears the bar during a pole vaulting event last Friday at the White Birch. She cleared 15 feet, 7 inches, the height she passed to win a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.