Jenn Suhr, pole vault stars soar in Lyndonville
LYNDONVILLE – Jenn Suhr cleared 15 feet, 7 inches in a pole vaulting competition tonight in Lyndonville. That matched her Gold Medal winning height last August at the London Olympics.
About 300 people watched Suhr and five other pole vaulters at the White Birch Golf Course. Suhr won the event, the New York Invite Series. Medina resident Janice Keppler was second with a 14-foot, 6-inch effort.
Other competitors included 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.
(I’ll have more on the event later, including comments from Jenn Suhr.)