March 2, 2013
Jenn Suhr, the Olympic pole vault champion, is now Jenn Suhr Olympic champion and indoor world record holder.
Saturday at the USATF indoor track and field championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Suhr was perfect all day before attempting the world record of 5.02m (16 feet 5 1/2 inches) (Yelena Isinbayeva’s previous world record was 5.01). Suhr broke the record in her first attempt (video below).
Suhr then made three attempts at 5.07 (5.06 is the outdoor world record).
Video of Jenn Suhr’s 5.02m World Record from USATFweb (Watch the meet Sunday from 4-6pm on NBC Sports Network)
*Results below, Reuters recap here
|Women’s Pole Vault||Final|
|World||W||5.01m||16-5 ¼||Yelena Isinbayeva||RUS||February 23 2012|
|American||A||4.88m||16-0||Jenn Suhr||adidas||February 14 2012|
|Meet||M||4.86m||15-11 ¼||Jenn Suhr||adidas||February 27 2011|
Progressions: 4.15, 4.25, 4.35, 4.40, 4.45, 4.50,4.55,4.60,4.65
One Flight. No Five Alive.
|1||Jennifer Suhr||adidas||5.02m||16-5 ½||WR|
|3||Mary Saxer||New York Athletic Club||4.60m||15-1|
|6||April Kubishta||Unattached||4.40m||14-5 ¼|
|7||Katy Viuf||Unattached||4.35m||14-3 ¼|
|8||April Steiner Bennett||Unattached||4.25m||13-11 ¼|
|8||Melissa Gergel||Team Pacer||4.25m||13-11 ¼|
|10||Catherine Street||Unattached||4.15m||13-7 ¼|