Fredonia native Jennfier Stuczynski made history at the Summer Olympic games in Beijing.
Stuczynski competed in the women's pole vaulting competition in an effort to make it to the finals, which will begin at 7:20 a.m. EST Monday.
It has been a tremendous ride for our local athlete and residents. Stuczynski qualified for the Olympic games in Eugene, Ore., on July 6. It was there she set the American record at 16 feet and 1 3/4 inches.
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Fredonia Olympian Jennifer Stuczynski took part in the qualifying round early today in Beijing, China.
Since then, Stuczynski has been the talk of the town. A group of officials and concerned residents began selling signs and T-shirts in an effort to help the family pay for expenses to the games.
More than $7,000 was raised.
For more information on the Olympic pole vaulting held early this morning, go to www.observertoday.com