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Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr breaks own world indoor record

1/30/2016
 

BROCKPORT, New York -- Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr broke her own world indoor record in the women’s pole vault Saturday, clearing 5.03m/16-6 at the Brockport Golden Eagle Multi & Invitational at SUNY Brockport.


Suhr (Fredonia, New York) passed her first seven heights before missing her first attempt at 4.60m/15-1. She cleared 4.82m/15-9.75 with ease on her first attempt before missing the world record bar twice at 5.03m/16-6. On her final attempt, Suhr cleared the bar to the delight of the Brockport crowd, besting her previous world indoor record of 5.02m/16-5.50 set at the 2013 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Suhr made attempts at the world record just two weeks ago at the Doug Raymond Invitational in Kent, Ohio. She set a then-world leading 4.91m/16-1.25 before missing her three attempts at 5.03m.


Suhr has much of the indoor season ahead of her, as she is confirmed to compete at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Sunday, February 14. Fans can watch #NBIGP from 4-6 p.m. EST on USATF.TV and NBC Sports.


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