The world’s top ranked female pole vaulter will compete in a West Des Moines mall next month as part of the Drake Relays. Jenn Suhr was the 2008 Olympic silver medalist and will be part of the women’s field in the Pole Vault at the Mall in the Jordan Creek Towncenter.

Drake Relays director Brian Brown says she is the American indoor and outdoor record holder and a 10-time U.S. champion. Brown says the presence of a top ranked competitor will add even more excitement to the competition.

Suhr says she is excited to jump in the mall and it has been one of the things on her bucket list. Suhr says she has hear great things about the event from other competitors. “I heard it was electrifying, the crowd is great…and it’s just a pumped up atmosphere,” Suhr says.

The Drake Relays are April 26th through the 28th.