Jenn Suhr, Pole Vault World Record!

Q: What would you call a pole vaulter from Poland? A: A Pole pole vaulter, of course.
Q: What do you call Olympic champion Jenn Suhr? A: A pole vault world record holder.

Jenn Suhr of the U.S. reacts after clearing the bar as she competes in the women's pole vault during the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix track meet in Boston, Massachusetts
Jenn Suhr, women’s pole vault record, New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

Olympic champion Jenn Suhr lit up the U.S. indoor athletics championships on Saturday by leaping 5.02 meters to set a new women’s pole vault world record, while throwing down the gauntlet to Russian great Yelena Isinbayeva.

The 31-year-old American’s stunning vault in Albuquerque, New Mexico, eclipsed Isinbayeva’s indoor mark of 5.01m set in 2012 and is sure to heat up their rivalry ahead of August’s outdoor world championships in Moscow.

“I was in a groove tonight,” Suhr, who set the mark on her first attempt at the height, told reporters.

“I knew some big things could happen, I just need to be healthy and come down the runway.”

Congrats Jenn, an American pole vault world record holder! (At 16 feet 5 1/2 inches.)

2 thoughts on “Jenn Suhr, Pole Vault World Record!”

  1. I think there is a joke that goes something like this: Two track and field athletes, a German and American, are in the locker room. The American turns to the other athlete and says, “Aren’t you a pole vaulter?” The other athlete replies, “I am not a Pole, and my name is not Walter.”

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