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Steepler Frerichs leads team to national cross-country title.
February 4, 2017
Olympic steeple finalist Courtney Frerichs led Bowerman Track Club to a team championship in the senior (open) division of USATF 2017 national cross country meet on 4 Feb 2017 at Bend, Oregon. ... more

Olympian Bridget Franek Named to Akron Track and Field Coaching Staff
January 25, 2017
In 2012 Franek achieved her personal best 9:29.52 for 3000m steeplechase -- placing fourth in Aviva Grand Prix meet in London where on August 4 she ran 9:29.86 in an Olympic Games heat -- advancing to the final. ... more

Steeple Report's Final Issue: #700
September 18, 2016
In 2005 women's steeplechase was added to the World Championships meet and the partnership of SR with Ann Gaffiganís "Steeplechics" website began. In 2008 the event was included at Olympic Games in Beijing which I attended Some of my track associates then expected that my steeple pioneer role was done and I would return full time to an earlier project -- writing a track history book for which they had provided some content. This issue, number 700, is my last Steeple Report after 21 years of free SR results. I will continue updating USA all-time lists and some other content for Steeplechics website. ... more

Upcoming Major Steeplechase Events
August 30, 2016
Diamond League, World Challenge and more ... more

Global Steeple 2016 Calendar additions
February 7, 2016
Five of the 13 IAAF World Challenge meets in 2016 will feature the women's steeplechase. ... more

IAAF Diamond League meets in 2016 with Women's 3000m Steeplechase
December 31, 2015
List of 2016 Diamond League meets including the women's 3000m steeplechase on the program ... more

Women's Steeplechase Timetable for 2016 Olympic Games
December 10, 2015
Heats: 10:05am on Saturday, August 13, Final: 10:25am Monday, August 15 ... more

2016 USA Olympic Trials Info & Schedule
December 1, 2015
The 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials will be held July 1-10 at Eugene (except race walk, June 30 at Salem). ... more

2015 USATF Championships
June 24, 2015
Only 15 women are listed as qualified, accepted and declared for the women's steeplechase at this weekend's USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, OR. A steeple semi-final on June 25 is required by USATF rule 166 IF "more than 18 report" for competition. Since just 15 qualified, it is reasonable to assume that this will be a final-only competition. ... more

2015 World Challenge Meets
December 21, 2014
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
November 27, 2014
Schedule of 2015 Diamond League meets including the women's steeplechase. Also, 2014 World Championships and World Youth Championships dates and entry standards. ... more

Coburn Inches Closer to American Record
July 6, 2014
At the Paris Diamond League, Emma Coburn impressed again running a huge PR of 9:14.12 to come up just short of Jenny Simpsonís American Record of 9:12.50 while Stephanie Garcia set another PR as well. ... more

USA Team Selection Meet for 2012 World Junior Champs
March 7, 2012
The USATF Junior Championship meet will be held June 15-17 in Bloomington, Indiana. The two highest placers in the women's 3000m steeplechase at this meet "who have also met the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships qualifying standard [11:00] during the prescribed qualifying period" will be the USA entrants.

The USA meet entry standard for 3000m steeple is 11:12.14 (or 7:27.14 for 2000m) achieved in a previous competition. USATF has further details on its website at the following link:

http://usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2012/USA-Junior-Outdoor-Track---Field-Championships.aspx ... more

2012 Diamond League Dates:
February 1, 2012
The 14-meet calendar for 2012 IAAF Samsung Diamond League is now available. Seven of the meets will include the women's steeplechase. ... more

USA Olympic Trials Ė 3 rest days for lady steeplers
January 28, 2012
The sequence of events for 2012 USA Olympic Trials at Eugene, Oregon (June 21-July 1) can be seen at this website:

http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials.asp ... more


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All Three Rio Medalists to Face Off in Doha
March 27, 2017
Ruth Jebet flew past the competition in Rio to become Bahrainís first-ever Olympic gold medallist. Less than two weeks later, she smashed the world record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris with a time of 8:52.78. Kenyaís world champion Hyvin Kiyeng and US record-holder Emma Coburn, the silver and bronze medallist in Rio, will also be aiming to start their outdoor season with a bang in Doha.... more

Pain Has a Purpose by Leah O'Connor
March 21, 2017
Why do some people throw in the towel when faced with disappointment and bleak circumstances while others find the courage to continue marching forward? That's a question Iíve had to ask and research pretty extensively the last two years.... more

The Healthy Reasons Why Emma Coburn Plans to Gain Weight for Her Wedding
March 16, 2017
Emma Coburn, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase, is the picture of athleticism anybody would expect from a world-class runneróchiseled, muscular, and fit. But the images of Coburn, 26, that appear in media like the 2016 ESPN Body Issue arenít exactly what she hopes to look like at her wedding in October... more

Steeplers aid USA team setting women's indoor relay World Record.
January 29, 2017
Leadoff and anchor legs for USA team were run by the two-fastest ever USA women in 3000m steeplechase: Emma Coburn (9:07.63) and Jennifer Simpson (9;12.50) .... more

Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving her Coaches & the Future of the Womenís Steeple
December 15, 2016
2016 was a banner year for American distance running, and few Americans had a better season than steeplechaser Emma Coburn. Coburn broke the American record in May at the Prefontaine Classic (9:10.76), then lowered it in Rio (9:07.63) to earn the U.S.ís first-ever medal in the womenís steeple. As if that werenít enough, she got engaged to longtime boyfriend (and former University of Colorado All-American) Joe Bosshard in November and on December 2 made headlines again as she announced she was splitting from coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs, who had mentored her since she enrolled at Colorado in 2008. Coburn will remain in Boulder in 2017, where Bosshard will take over as her coach.... more

Courtney Frerichs: 5 things that are different now that I'm a pro
December 14, 2016
What a difference a year makes! At this time last year I was a student-athlete at the University of New Mexico, thinking about grades and winter break as much as training and racing. Now Iím a full-time professional runner in Portland, Oregon. Here are five ways my life is different these days... more

Colleen Quigley Wins Club Cross
December 12, 2016
Supporting the adage that good steeplechasers make good cross country runners, Olympic steepler Colleen Quigley topped a strong field to win the USATF Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. ... more

Colleen Quigley wants you to do your push-ups
December 9, 2016
Colleen is challenging fans to post on Instagram a video of themselves doing at least 20 push-ups. ... more

Russia's Zaripova stripped of London Olympics steeplechase gold medal
November 21, 2016
Zaripova, who tested positive for turinabol, was among 12 athletes, including seven medallists, who were disqualified from their events following re-testing of samples, the IOC said.... more

CU to Honor Olympians Emma Coburn & Jenny Simpson On Oct. 1
September 29, 2016
University of Colorado will honor its two Olympic Bronze Medalists, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson, on Saturday, October 1 at a variety of events.... more

Behind the Scenes with Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson
August 30, 2016
Video: Behind the scenes with Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson ahead of Zurich 2016... more

Ruth Jebet Shatters the World Record
August 27, 2016
Ruth Jebet of Bahrain via Kenya took the womenís 3000m steeplechase into a new stratosphere by running 8:52.78 at the Paris Diamond League meet to obliterate the old world record of 8:58.81 set by Gulnara Galkina when she won the 2008 Beijing Olympics.... more

Simpson and Coburn aim for strong runs in Paris
August 26, 2016
Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn, Olympic bronze medallists in the 1500m and the 3000m steeplechase respectively, are out chasing fast times post-Rio... more

The Controlled Chaos Of The Water Jump
August 1, 2016
The steeplechase is like hurdles set to the music of "Yakety Sax." Instead of barriers that tip over, the steeplechase contains four immovable barriers and a 30-inch wall set in front of a 12-foot-long pool of water. Sound crazy? U.S. Olympic hopeful Emma Coburn shows how it's done.... more

Colleen Quigley launches website
August 1, 2016
Check out steeplechaser and Team USA member for Rio Colleen Quigley's new website!... more


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