Jenn Suhr wins pole vault at U.S. Olympic trials
Rio Games next
edited from a July 11, 2016 Rochester Democrat & Chronicle article by Andy Lipari
There wasn't much doubt she would, and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Jenn Suhr officially punched her ticket to Rio de Janeiro for her third Olympic Games by winning the pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon Sunday, July 10th.
Suhr won the trial by clearing 15 feet, 9 inches, the same height she cleared in London to win the gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Suhr stamped her place as perhaps the greatest pole vaulter in U.S. history. Sunday's victory was Suhr's 17th national title, the most ever.
Despite the accolades, Jenn Suhr still feels like a weight has been lifted off her shoulders.
"It's a big relief. I don't think people know the pressure that goes along with it," she said. "They're emotional workouts but to win today makes it all worth it."
Time to Renew
For persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories, it's time to join or renew our memberships in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
And in recognition of CSHOF's 35th Anniversary, 1981-2016, a special promotion is being offered – Buy One Get One. Folks purchasing a new or renewed membership will be able to enroll a friend at no additional cost. Yes, two memberships for the price of one – BOGO.
In addition to helping the CSHOF carry out its twin objectives of maintaining a Hall of Honor and an exhibition space, members will receive several value-added benefits for their membership fee.
For more information and a membership form go to our website's membership page.
Sustaining the Future - Celebrating the Past
In 2016, the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame will celebrate its 35th year of incorporation. It is a notable time to look back, reflect on, and celebrate the accomplishments of the CSHOF over the past three and a half decades. More importantly, it is an appropriate time to plan for the future - another thirty-five years and beyond.
To learn more about who we are, where we've been, where we're going, and what you can do, read our May 2016 newsletter.
Happy 75th Birthday Diethrick Park
Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park (nee Municipal Stadium, aka College Stadium) will celebrate its 75th birthday in 2016. The stadium first opened May 6, 1941, with a PONY League baseball game between the Batavia Clippers and the host Falcons.
A May 1941 article by Jamestown Evening-Journal sports editor George F. Dodds gives interesting details about the birth of the facility. You can read it in the June 2016 newsletter.
Virtual Tour of the Hall of Fame Now Available
The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is one of several attractions in downtown Jamestown that is well worth a visit. But don't take our word for it! Click on the image below to take a virtual tour.
- To advance through the tour, click/tap on the Hall of Fame icon. It will float into view as you tour each section of the hall.
- Click and hold mouse button down, drag in any direction to move the view.
- To zoom in, press the SHIFT key.
- To zoom out, press the CTRL key.
- If your mouse has a wheel on it, rolling it forward or back will also zoom in and out.