Suhr Wins Seventh Outdoor Championship on Final Day of USAs

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. 

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Morgan 5th in Decathlon at USA Championships

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for open and junior (ages 20 & under) athletes began Thursday on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon and will run through Sunday.  Eight (8) open athletes and five (5) junior athletes from the Niagara association are entered in the championships.  

Day 2 Recap - Mike Morgan
(Ontario, NY / SUNY Buffalo) highlighted Friday’s performances with a fourth place finish in the men’s decathlon. Morgan was only 130 points shy of earning a spot on the World Championship team.

Day 3 Preview - Saturday's competition includes Donald Pollitt (Syracuse, NY / Syracuse) and Freddie Crittenden (Syracuse, NY / Syracuse) in the men’s 110m hurdles, seeded #21 and #27 respectively.  

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In the junior championship on Friday, Mitchell Moore (Jamestown, NY / SUNY Buffalo) finished 10th in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 54.58 seconds. Devon Patterson (Buffalo, NY) finished 13th in the shot put with a throw of 18.57 meters. 

Day 3 Preview  - Heading into the final day of the junior championships, Tyler Ranke (Rochester, NY / SUNY Albany) and Dan Huben (Williamsville, NY / Cincinnati) are seeded #4 and #5 in the men’s junior 3000m steeplechase finals.

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