NEW YORK — Fredonia native Jenn Suhr battled cool, rainy conditions at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island to win the women’s pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League-Adidas Grand Prix meet Saturday.

Suhr cleared 15 feet, 2 inches to beat Brazil’s Fabiana Murer, who reached 14-10. Two other jumpers also reached 14-10, Yarisley Silva of Cuba (third) and Lacy Janson of the U.S. (fourth). Becky Holliday of the U.S. tied for sixth at 13-10.

Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva and American Mary Saxer (Lancaster), the other women in the top five of the Diamond League standings besides Suhr, Murer and Silva, did not participate in Saturday’s meet. The next Diamond League meet is the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., this coming weekend.


Suhr2 Vaulter Magazine
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