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Jenn Suhr

Jenn Suhr

Event: Pole Vault
Height: 6-0
Weight: 141
PR: 4.92m/16-01.75AR (2008)
Born: 02/05/1982
Current Residence: Churchville, N.Y.
Hometown: Fredonia, N.Y.
High School: Fredonia (NY) H.S.
College: Roberts Wesleyan '05
Coach: Rick Suhr
Agent: Mark Wetmore
Sponsor: adidas
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USA Championships
Two-time Olympic Trials champion  2008 (4.80m/15-9); 2012 (4.60m/15-1)
Six-time USA Outdoor champion – 2006 (4.55m/14-11.00); 2007 (4.45m/14-7.25); 2009 (4.65m/15-3); 2010 (4.89m/16-00.5); 2013 (4.70/15-5)/ 2014 (4.60m/15-01)
Six-time USA Indoor champion – 2005 (4.35m/14-3.25); 2007 (4.60m/15-1); 2008 (4.70m/15-05); 2009 (4.83m/15-10); 2011 (4.86m/15-11.25); 2012 (4.67m/15-3.75); 2013 (5.02m/16-5)
2014 USA Indoor runner-up – (4.66m/15-03.50)

International Championships
2012 Olympic Games gold medalist (4.75m/15-7)
2013 World Outdoor silver medalist (4.82m/15-9.75)
2008 Olympic Games silver medalist (4.80m/15-9)
2008 World Indoor silver medalist (4.75m/15-7)
 
Collegiate Championships
2005 NAIA Indoor champion (4.00m/13-1.5)
 
Awards and Honors
American Indoor (5.02m/16-5) and Outdoor (4.92m/16-1.75) record holder
 
About Jenn
Suhr has become the face of the second-era of women’s pole vaulting in the U.S. After Stacy Dragila paved the way in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Suhr has become the dominant force in U.S. vaulting since 2006. Suhr has set an American record in the pole vault more than a half-dozen six times and owns the current marks both indoors and outdoors. In 2011 she was diagnosed with Celiac disease, which accounted for her constant fatigue and cramps; however, by altering her diet she was able to return to her form and ended the season ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News. The 2013 season saw Suhr claim the 10th and 11th USA Championships of her illustrious career. Suhr earned her Indoor gold by setting a new world record with a clearance of 5.02m/16-5.  She was a standout basketball player for Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y., before taking up the pole vault in 2004. Suhr averaged 24.3 points and 6.7 rebounds a game for Roberts Wesleyan in 2003-04, taking her team to the NAIA championship game. She graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,819 points and the school record-holder in the 100mH, javelin, high jump and 400mH. She only took up vaulting during her junior year and went on to win the 2005 NAIA indoor national title in the pole vault her senior year. It made her 2005 USA Indoor championship all the more impressive. She also won the state pentathlon title as a senior at Fredonia High School. During college, she transferred from Roberts to Buffalo briefly, before returning to Roberts to complete her degree. Suhr has a great pyrenees mountain dog named Tundra. Married coach Rich Suhr on January 3, 2010.
Results
2014:
 2nd at USA Indoors (4.66m/15-3.5); 5th at World Indoors (4.65m/15-3); 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (4.70m/15-5); 1st at USA Outdoors (4.60m/15-1); 4th at Glasgow (4.55m/14-11); 2nd at Monaco (4.71m/15-5.5)
2013: 4th at Stockholm (4.59m/15-0.75); 2nd at World Outdoors (4.82m/15-9.75); 2nd at London (4.73m/15-6.25); 3rd at Birmingham (4.53m/14-10.25); 1st at USA Outdoors (4.70/15-5); 1st at adidas Grand Prix (4.63m/15-2); 2nd at Drake Relays (4.63m/15-2); 1st at USA Indoor (5.02m/16-5 WR/AR); 1st at Millrose Games (4.65m/15-3); 1st at New Balance Grand Prix (4.75m/15-7)
2012: 1st at Fredonia (4.83m/15-10); 1st at Birmingham (4.65m/15-3); 1st at Olympic Games (4.75m/15-7); 1st at Gill Field Fest (4.81m/15-9.25); 1st at Olympic Trials (4.60m/15-1);1st at Drake Relays (4.65m/15-3); 1st at USA Indoors (4.67m/15-3.75); 1st at Millrose Games (4.58m/15-0.25); 1st at Boston Grand Prix (4.88m/16-0.00AR)
2011: 4th at World Outdoors (4.70m/15-05); Season best of 4.91m/16-1.25 in Rochester; USA Outdoors runner-up (4.60m/15-1); USA Indoor champion (4.86m/15-11.25); 2nd Millrose Games (4.64m/15-2.75); 2nd New Balance Grand Prix (4.61m/15-1.5)
2010: USA Outdoor champion (4.89m/16-00.5); 2nd at NY Grand Prix (4.50m/14-9)
2009: USA Outdoor champion (4.65m/15-3); did not compete at World Outdoors (injury); 1st at adidas Track Classic (4.76m/15-7.25); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (4.81m/15-9.25); USA Indoor champion (4.83m/15-10); 1st at Reebok BIG (4.82m/15-9.75); 1st at Millrose Games (4.71m/15-5.5); 1st at Tyson Invitational (4.63m/15-5.25)
2008: Olympic Games silver medalist (4.80m/15-9); Olympic Trials champion (4.92m/16-01.75AR); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (4.80m/15-9); 1st at adidas Track Classic (4.90m/16-0.75); World Indoor Champs silver medalist (4.75m/15-7); USA Indoor champ (4.70m/15-05)
2007: USA Outdoor champion (4.45m/14-7.25); 10th at World Outdoors (4.50m/14-9); USA Indoor champion (4.60m/15-1); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (4.88m/16-0); 1st at adidas Track Classic (4.84m/15-10.5); 1st at Brockport (4.73m/15-6.25); 1st at Tyson Invitational (4.72m/15-5.75); 1st at Pole Vault Summit (4.70m/15-5i); 2nd at Millrose Games (4.53m/14-10.25); 3rd at London (4.70m/15-5); 1st at Jockgrim (4.55m/14-11)
2006: USA Outdoor champion (4.55m/14-11.00); 3rd at USA Indoors (4.50m/14-9); 3rd at World Athletics Final (4.60m/15-1); 1st at Eastern Michigan Open (4.68/15-4.25i); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (4.54m/14-10.75); 3rd at DN Galan (4.52m/14-10); 3rd at London Grand Prix (4.65m/15-3)
2005: USA Indoor champion (4.35m/14-3.25); 1st at Rochester Holiday Indoor Classic (4.58/15-0.25); 1st at RWB Open (4.45m/14-7.25); 1st at York Christmas Open (4.41m/14-5.5); NAIA Indoor champion (4.00m/13-1.5)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014: Indoor bests - Pole Valut, 4.73m/15-6.25; Outdoor bests - 4.71m/15-5.5
2013: Indoor bests - Pole Vault, 5.02/16-5½ (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World) ; Outdoor Bests - Pole Vault, 4.91/16-1¼  (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the World by T&FN)  
2012: Indoor bests - pole vault, 4.88m/16-0.00 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests - 4.83m/15-10 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests – pole vault, 4.86m/15-11.25 (No.1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests – pole vault, 4.91m/16-1.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – pole vault, 4.89m/16-0.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests – pole vault, 4.83m/15-10 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests – pole vault, 4.81m/15-9.25 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests – pole vault, 4.75m/15-7 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests – pole vault, 4.92m/16-1.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests – pole vault, 4.72m/15-5.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests – pole vault, 4.88m/16-0 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests – pole vault, 4.68m/15-4.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – pole vault, 4.66m/15-3.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
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