Fredonia’s Suhr takes bronze at Pan Am Games

Jennifer Suhr clears the bar on her way to winning the pole vault at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

TORONTO (WIVB) – It wasn’t her best performance, but Jenn Suhr still finished on the podium, taking bronze in the pole vault Thursday night at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

The Fredonia native opened her night at 4.50 meters, missing on her first attempt before clearing that height as well as 4.60, which clinched her a spot on the podium.

Suhr missed all three times at 4.65 meters.

Cuba’s Yarisley Silva won the gold medal tonight, clearing 4.85 meters. Brazil’s Fabiana Murer cleared 4.80 to win the silver.

Suhr, coming off the US championship last month, will next compete in the World Championships in Beijing next month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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