Jenn Stuczynski has the respective lead in USA Track & Field's Outdoor Visa Championship Series following Saturday's Reebok Grand Prix in New York City.
Stuczynski became the first American woman to clear 16 feet in the pole vault Saturday with her winning leap of 45.88 meters/16 feet, 0 inches to set her second American record and world leader in two weeks. The performance was worth 1,218 points using IAAF scoring tables and extended her lead in the Visa Championships Series. She broke Stacy Dragila's 3-year-old American record on May 20 at the adidas Track Classic (4.84m/15-10.5). Two weeks later in New York, she had the bar set at 16 feet and took two solid tries that failed. On her third attempt at the height, Stuczynski gave the bar a brush, but it stayed up, giving her the American record as well as the U.S. all-comers record.
1. Jenn Stuczynski - 1,218 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - Pole Vault - 4.88m/16-0
2. Virginia Powell - 1,214 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 100mH - 12.45/+1.4
3. Allyson Felix - 1,204 pts - adidas Track Classic - 200m - 22.18/+2.0
4. Torri Edwards - 1,203 pts - adidas Track Classic - 100m - 10.90/+2.0
5. Michelle Perry - 1,197 pts - adidas Track Classic - 100mH - 12.58/+1.4
6. Rachelle Smith - 1,196 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 200m - 22.31/+1.6
7. Hazel Clark - 1,170 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 800m - 1:59.07
8. Dee Dee Trotter - 1,163 pts - adidas Track Classic - 400m - 51.13
9. Shayne Culpepper - 1,158 pts - adidas Track Classic - 1,500m - 4:05.98
10. Lauren Fleshman - 1,111 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 5,000m -15:38.94
11. Becky Breisch - 1,076 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - Discus - 61.96m/201-3
The Visa Championship Series will resume June 10 with the 2007 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., and conclude with the AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 20-24 in Indianapolis.
For more information on the 2007 Visa Championship Series, visit www.usatf.org.
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