EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Jenn Suhr does it again as she cleared 15 feet, 1 inch to win the women's pole vault in the U.S. track trials for a return trip to the Olympics.
This is her 12th U.S. title, the most of any track and field athlete in the U.S., according to Rick Suhr, Jenn's coach and husband.
He described the win as "mind boggling."
Fredonia native Jennifer Suhr reacts after a vault in the women’s pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, in Eugene, Ore.
"It is never easy," he said in a phone interview. "You're competing with 30 of the best athletes. They don't just give it to you."
He said Jenn won against 28 other athletes, even after a recent injury.
"Four weeks ago Jenn had a grade-two tear in her quad and they thought it would be the end of her season. But we got it healed in two weeks with limited training and came out to get the win," he added.
Suhr, the 2008 Olympic trials champion, won the silver medal in Beijing, finishing behind Russian world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva.
Suhr holds the American record in the pole vault, but last year she struggled with fatigue and was diagnosed with Celiac disease.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.