Jenn Suhr (4.80m) Defeats USA Indoor Champs Katie Nageotte (4.70m) And Sandi Morris (4.70m) To Win Drake Relays Capital Square Pole Vault

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Press Release
April 25, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jenn Suhr, a three-time Olympian and indoor world record holder, and Andrew Irwin won the third-annual Capital Square Vault presented by Catch Des Moines and the Des Moines Register in downtown Des Moines Wednesday evening, April 25.

Suhr was nearly perfect on the night as she cleared the bar on the first attempt at the first two heights. She then cleared 15-9 on her third attempt to secure the win. Suhr attempted to break her own indoor world record at 16-6.5, but got over hyped which caused her timing to be off and wasn’t able to set a new world record.

SUHR VIDEO INTERVIEW

Irwin got out to a tough start as he need all three attempts to clear the first height. He became more comfortable and went to match his personal best and clear 18-4.5 on his first attempt to win.

IRWIN VIDEO INTERVIEW

Katie Nageotte finished in second on the women’s side as she cleared 15-5 on her first attempt and missed all three attempts at 15-9.

Shawn Barber, the 2016 Drake Relays Champion, came in second in the men’s competition as he cleared 18-4.5 on his second attempt.

RESULTS

Men

  1. Andrew Irwin, Arkansas Vault Club, 18-4.5 (5.60)
  2. Shawn Barber, Nike Canada, 18-4.5 (5.60)
  3. Sam Kendricks, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
  4. Mike Arnold, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
  5. Scott Houston, Shore AC, 17-8.5 (5.40)

Women

  1. Jenn Suhr, adidas, 15-9 (4.80)
  2. Katie Nageotte, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
  3. Sandi Morris, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
  4. Kristen Brown, Chula Vista Elite 13-11.25 (4.25)

         Kristen Hixson, Unattached, NH


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