Suhr wins U.S. Championships
She set world best for 2013 the previous week in Lyndonville
DES MOINES – Jenn Suhr is the U.S. national champ in pole vaulting. Again. Make that 14 times.
Suhr topped the American field Sunday during the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. She cleared 15 feet, 5 inches on a hot and humid night.
She qualified for the world championships in August. She will compete on the home turf of two-time Olympic gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva.
Suhr, a resident of Kendall, in the previous three weeks competed in Lyndonville at the White Birch Golf Course, which is owned by her brother-in-law Harold Suhr. He turned a fairway into a runway for the vaulters.
Those sanctioned events were part of the New York Invite Series. Suhr on June 14 established the world outdoor best for the year with a 16-1 jump at the White Birch.