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US PV Record Holder, Olympic Gold Medalist at Millrose

American pole vault record holder and Olympic gold medalist to compete at Millrose Games 

NEW
YORK – American women’s pole vault record holder Jenn (Stuczynski) Suhr
and 2004 Olympic men’s pole vault gold medalist Tim Mack will attempt
to reach new heights at the 103rd Millrose Games at Madison Square
Garden.

 

Suhr
will compete for the first time since pulling out of the 2009 World
Championships, and Mack will be in search of his first Millrose victory
when they take the stage on Friday, January 29, Millrose organizers
announced Tuesday.

 

The
Millrose Games is the first stop of USA Track & Field’s Visa
Championship Series. The longest-running annual event held at The
Garden and one of the best indoor track and field meets in the world,
The Millrose Games features some of America’s and the world’s top track
and field talent. The meet will be televised live on January 29 on
ESPN2 from 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

The
American pole vaulting queen and 2008 Olympic Games and World Indoor
silver medalist, Jenn Suhr easily captured her fourth #1 U.S. ranking
by Track & Field News in as many years even though she had
to pull out of the World Championships due to an Achilles injury.
Better than ever in 2010, and with a new last name thanks to her
marriage to coach Rick Suhr, Jenn looks to turn back upstart Chelsea
Johnson, who won the silver medal at the 2009 World Outdoor
Championships in Berlin, when they meet in the Garden. The 2006 NCAA
champion, Johnson earned her first top-ten world ranking when she
finished her 2009 season ranked #9 by T&FN. Suhr finished out the year ranked #8 in the world.

 

The
2004 Olympic Games gold medalist who also won the men’s pole vault at
that year’s Olympic Trials, Mack has been remarkably consistent
throughout his career, having been ranked in the top ten in the U.S. in
the men’s pole vault the last nine years in a row.  Also
a two-time World Outdoor Championships team member, Mack will face 2008
Olympic Games fourth-place finisher and two-time Millrose winner Derek
Miles, who ended his 2009 campaign ranked #5 in the world. France’s
Renaud Lavillenie, the 2009 World Outdoor bronze medalist, will also be
in the mix.

 

For ticket information for the 103rd Millrose Games visit: www.millrose-games.com. USATF welcomes you to pay with your Visa.

 

For more information on the 2010 Millrose Games and the 2010 Visa Championship Series, visit: www.visachampionshipseries.com or www.millrose-games.com.

 

About USA Track & Field
 
USA
Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and
field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
runners in the United States.
 
For more information on USATF, visit
www.usatf.org
 

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