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Suhr sets women's indoor pole vault record

Updated: March 2, 2013, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Jenn Suhr set a women's pole vault indoor record by clearing 16 feet, 5½ inches Saturday at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships.

Suhr cleared the bar with plenty to spare on her first attempt. Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia set the previous record last year at 16-5 1/4.

"I was in a groove, I guess you could say," said Suhr, from Churchville, N.Y. "This was the goal. I had one number in mind. It was funny, all day we talked about one number, then ...

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