2019 Austin Diary: Jenn Suhr clears 4.91m in pole vault WL at Texas Relays

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Suhr_JennR-Pre18.jpgJenn Suhr, Olympic gold and silver, photo by PhotoRun.net
Suhr 491 in pole vault WL
AUSTIN (USA, Mar 30): Olympic winner Jenn Suhr higlighted Texas Relays final day with superb 491 World leading clearance in pole vault. She also tried at 501. In relays wins for USA Red (Carnes, Burrell, Robinson, Rodgers) 39.19 and with M. Kerley, Chambers, Bailey, Spratling 3:03.94 in the 4x400 m. But college races were faster with LSU 38.41 over Houston 38.45 and Texas AM 3:03.30. In women 4x100 m US Blue (K. Harrison, Prandini, K. Carter, Meadows) got 43.12 over USA White (Nelvis, Henderson, Akinosun, Bowie) 43.68. In the 4x400 m USA White (Stepter, Little, Beard, Francis) 3:28.34 over USA Red (Blocker, Spencer, Akinosun, Okolo) 3:28.65 and USA Stars (K. Harrison, K. Carter, Prandini, Baisden) 3:29.56. Another World lead in women 100 m hurdles 12.96 (+1.6) by Tonea Marshall over Jamaican Janeek Brown 12.97. In technical events Jeron Robinson cleared 228 in high jump, Devin King 572 in pole vault and in shot outdoor PB´s for Payton Otterdahl 21.24 with Adrian Piperi 20.49. In women discus Italian Daisy Osakue another PB 60.13. From windy sprints to note Cordero Gray and Micah Larkins both 10.11 (+3.0 and +2.9), high schooler Matthew Boling 10.20 (+2.2). In women 100 m Sha´Carri Richardson 10.91 (+4.3).
Suhr_JennH1b-Pre18.jpgJenn Suhr, photo by PhotoRun.net

RunBlogRun opines: Jenn Suhr is one of the finest pole vaulters in American athletics. That she is clearing 4.91 meters at the age of 36 puts Jenn right in the world pole vault wars, only 18 months before Tokyo and six months from Doha. Her WL shows that she is back!

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