On the final day of competition at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene Oregon, 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Jennifer Suhr (Churchville, NY / adidas) continued to dominate the women’s pole vault, winning her seventh USA Outdoor championship. Suhr cleared 4.82m (15-9¾) to win. “This is only my second meet of the year, so I’m still working on a lot of things," stated Suhr. "It’s a challenge peaking for worlds, because you’ve also got to peak for this meet. You need to be on your game or you won’t be going to worlds.” With her win she secured a spot on Team USA for the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships that will take place in August in Beijing, China.
Video - Jennifer Suhr 4.92m Vault
Katie Burnett (Owego, NY) placed third in the women’s 20 km race walk in a time of 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 57 seconds. By placing third Burnett earned a spot on the world team if she is able to meet the 1:36:00 world championships qualifying time before August 9. 20 km Race Walk video
Throwing a career best of 20.92m (68-7¾), NCAA champion Jonathon Jones (Portbille, NY / University of Buffalo) placed fifth in a very strong shot put field. He previous best throw was 20.78m (68-2¼).
Freddie Crittenden (Syracuse, NY / Syracuse) finished 10th in the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 13.62 seconds in the semi-finals.
2015 Championships Results - Niagara Members full event results