Chaunte Howard-Lowe Clears 2.05m/6-8.75, new AR, by Larry Eder

Chaunte Howard Lowe entertained a very loyal crowd of fans in Des Moines by making twelve attempts and clearing nine times! She cleared 1.84m, 1.88m on the first attempt. 1.94 meters gave Chaunte a bit of a struggle, taking three attempts for her to clear. At 1.97 meters, Chaunte cleared on her first attempt, as she did at 2.01m, and 2.03.

By this time, the crowd was getting excited. On Chaunte's first attempt at 2.05m, she was just not close. On the second attempt, Chaunte got over the bar, but knocked it down with the back of her leg.

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Chaunte Howard-Lowe, Ostrava, May 27, 2010, photo by

On the third attempt, Chaunte cleared 2.05m/6-8.75, for her second American record in the past month!

On taking her award, Chaunte thanked the crowd and said the following: " I did some research on Louis Ritter, who was the last one to hold the American record. She has something that I
did not-an Olympic medal. I would like to win an Olympic medal for my country and myself! And I am very happy to have set this record in the United States instead of my American fans."

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