EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Jenn Suhr 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.
Becky Holliday finished second Sunday after clearing 14-11, and Lacy Janson earned a spot on the U.S. team with a third-place finish at 14-9. All three women met the Olympic standard needed to compete in London.
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.
Two other Western New Yorkers, Mary Saxer from Lancaster and Janice Kepler from Medina did not qualify. Saxer finished fourth.
Two other local athletes competed in the shot put. Blake Eaton (Allegany-Limestone) finished 11th, and UB's Rob Golabek 12th.
At the diving trials in Seattle, former UB diver and current Canisius diving coach Meili Carpenter finished 8th.