FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – A record-holding Olympian from northern Chautauqua County was celebrated by the community over the weekend.
Fredonia native Jenn Suhr was in the village on Saturday when leaders from the region unveiled a monument commemorating the accomplishments from her career.
In June, Suhr announced her retirement from Olympic pole vaulting, after receiving multiple Olympic medals and setting several world records that are still standing today.
Suhr attended Fredonia High School in her youth, something she says contributed greatly to her growth as an athlete.
“As I was playing different sports coming through, and then as a professional athlete, the support was still there. That’s what I want to do now, is be a fan,” Suhr said. “I want to go to the games, I want to follow. I want to follow careers to college. I want to follow careers afterwards. That’s what I’m looking forward to in retirement right now.”
Suhr’s new monument is at the corner of West Main Street and Park Place in the village’s Barker Commons.