Gold Medal Champs Suhr, Reese to Soar at Millrose Games

Gold Medal Champs Suhr, Reese to Soar at Millrose

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Gold Medal Champs Suhr, Reese To Soar At Millrose

 

Jenn Suhr (left) during this summer's Gold Medal performance - Photo: Wikipedia; 

Brittney Reese will bring her Gold Medal talents to her first Millrose Games at The Armory - Photo: Kim Spir/Armory Track.

 

New York, December 12, 2012 - Pole vaulter Jenn Suhr and long jumper Brittney Reese, who both soared to claim Gold Medals in the 2012 London Olympics, have confirmed they will compete in the 106th Millrose Games, February 16 at The Armory.

 

Before 80,000 fans packed daily at London's Olympic Stadium, the USA women's track & field team was at its best when it claimed six of the United State's nine gold medals in the sport. No indoor meet this season vertically and horizontally can surpass the upcoming Millrose Games as Suhr and Reese will be center stage at The Armory.

 

"It is very exciting that we can showcase the London Gold Medal winners right here at The Armory during the Millrose Games," said Dr. Norb Sander, executive director of The Armory Foundation.

 

Suhr, who resides in the upstate village of Churchville and attended Fredonia High School, topped all Olympic challengers when she cleared 15'-7'' in London. In February during the 105th Millrose Games she cleared 15 feet, 1/4 inches to win the Fred Schmertz Women's Pole Vault event. Suhr took home the Silver Medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

 

"Winning Olympic Gold was a dream come true for me and now I'm very much looking forward to 2013," Suhr said. "A world-class Millrose Games competition at The Armory gives me a chance to jump right here in my home state."

 

Reese won her Gold Medal when she recorded a 23'- 4.5'' jump in London. Her exceptional resume includes being a two-time world champion, five -time USA Outdoor and two-time USA Indoor champion and she was the 2007 NCAA Outdoor winner.

 

"I want to bring more attention to the women's long jump event so I am very excited about competing in the Millrose Games," Reese said. "As Olympic champion, I accept the role as the leader for my event to showcase the talents of athletes who jump, but also all the great athletes in track and field.  I hope everyone comes out to watch the Millrose Games to see that  track and field is not just every four years during the Olympics. I'm training toward something very special on February 16th so the fans won't soon forget."

 

"I heard it gets really loud in The Armory and jumpers thrive on that energy," Reese continued. "I am planning on winning my third World Outdoor long jump title in Moscow in August.  So, 2013 is very important to me and I hope the Millrose Games helps me accomplish my goals."

 

Tickets to the 106th Millrose Games can be purchased online by going to the website link below and group sales can be completed by calling The Armory at 212.923.1803, at either extension 7010 or 7037.

 

Go to www.millrose-games.org for further information on The Armory and Millrose Games.

 

About the 106th Millrose Games: The most famous historic indoor track & field meet will showcase high profile prep, collegiate and elite athletes for the second consecutive season at The Armory.  Joining Suhr and Reese in this year's field will be: Eight-time Wanamaker Mile champion and holder of seven American records Bernard Lagat who will go after the American two-mile mark. Also in the race will be American Collegiate 5000m record holder and former NCAA Cross Country champion Lawi Lalang and two-time 2012 NCAA champion and Olympic Finalist Cam Levins;

Olympians Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds will attempt to surpass a 26-year American record in the 600m.

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About The Armory Foundation:

A New York City non-profit, The Armory is the proud home of the Millrose Games. With more than 100 additional indoor track & field meets, The Armory will welcome more than 125,000 individual athletes. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, the Armory runs the Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and The Armory Collegiate Invitational, the largest indoor college meet in the United States. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.  

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