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Redshirt Frosh Erin Clark comes back from Steeple win to place 2nd in 5K at Pac-12's
Redshirt freshman Erin Clark came back to run the 5,000m after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday and it paid off well for the Eugene, Ore. native as she finished second in 16:06.37. Clark was able to close well at the end of the race to out-run Washington’s Maddie Meyers (16:09.58) and Arizona’s Elvin Kibet (16:09.81)....more

Leah O'Connor Leads MSU Women to Big Ten Title
Competing in her final home meet Sunday, senior Leah O'Connor delivered another historic performance in leading the Michigan State women's team to the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship with 128 points. The Spartan men recorded 55 points and finished seventh overall as Illinois took home the men's team championship. The Big Ten title was the second in MSU women's program history and the first since 1982. Michigan State hosted this weekend's event at Ralph Young Track & Field for the first time since 2006....more

Olympic Steeplechase Champion Yulia Zaripova Facing Doping Ban And Potential Loss Of Titles From 2009 Through 2013
An IAAF spokesman said "a decision is expected soon." Meanwhile, Zaripova "voluntarily withdrew" from competition in July 2013, but claimed publicly that she had an injury before Moscow 2013 and was taking a break to have a baby....more

2015 World Challenge Meets
In addition to the IAAF Diamond League there is another IAAF circuit, the 15 World Challenge Meets, each with a specified list of required events (labeled A, B. or C). ...more

2015 Diamond League Schedule
Schedule of 2015 Diamond League meets including the women's steeplechase. Also, 2014 World Championships and World Youth Championships dates and entry standards....more

Emma Coburn Wins $30,000 as She Outkicks Hiwot Ayalew For The First Time Ever
Emma Coburn ended the most successful year of her career with a big $30,000 win at the Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, outkicking her rival Hiwot Ayalew for the first time to get the win in 9:50.67....more

The Great Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn Steeplechase Rivalry
Before they shared the distinctions of being NCAA champions and Olympians and of holding the American record in the same event—the 3,000-meter steeplechase—Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn shared something more intimate: a room....more

USA's Rachel Johnson Wins NACAC U-23 Championships Steeple Crown
Baylor track and field athlete Rachel Johnson closed out her 2014 season by winning gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NACAC U-23 Championships on Saturday....more

Spikes Magazine interviews Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn
"We are both very focused and driven athletes. When we come to practise we are ready to work really hard, but then when practise is done or our race is over we are normal people not robotic crazies. Jenny is a great person to have a conversation with or to go shopping with or to have a coffee with and that is what drew me to her off the track."...more

Emma Coburn Speaks after Setting American Record in Glasgow
“The goal was to win…When I got in the start line, I was just thinking to put the hammer down, go hard not necessarily for the record but to break my opponents.”...more

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