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|O'Connor defends her Big Ten title with a 10-second PR|
May 11, 2013
Defending her 2012 3,000-meter steeplechase title, redshirt sophomore Leah O'Connor pushed ahead in the last 200-meters to earn the win. She won her second-straight gold medal honor by shaving 10 seconds off her personal-best time, clocking a 9:53.53. The mark moves her into third in the NCAA East Region and fifth in the nation. O'Connor has now won every Big Ten steeplechase that she has competed in as a Spartan.... more
|2013 Doha Women’s Steeplechase: Lydiah Chepkurui pulls off a big upset|
May 10, 2013
The women’s steeple at the Diamond League opener in Doha, Qatar tonight featured five of the top six finishers from the London Olympics and four of the five women who went sub 9:10 last year.
In the end, the winner was a surprise. 27-year old Kenyan Lydiah Chepkurui, who came in with a 9:14.98 pb and didn’t make the Olympics last year (6th at Kenyan Trials), got the victory in a new personal best of 9:13.75 after a blistering last 1 km of 2:57.32 (last lap 67 low).... more
|Emma Coburn and Jamie Cheever run fastest times in the world this season|
April 29, 2013
Colorado's Emma Coburn and Team USA Minnesota's Jamie Cheever ran the fastest (9:28.26) and second-fastest (9:29.13) times in the world this year, respectively, at the Payton Jordan Invitational Sunday evening. For Coburn, it came just 2 days after setting a 1500m PR at Drake Relays. For Cheever, it was a more than 20 second PR.... more
|Jamie Cheever Runs 9:29 to PR in the Steeplechase at Payton Jordan Meet; Achieves World 'A' Standard|
April 29, 2013
Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 29, 2013 - Team USA Minnesota's Jamie Cheever ran a personal best of 9:29.13 (previous was 9:51.42) in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational and finished second in the race after 2012 Olympian Emma Coburn from Colorado, who ran 9:28.26. Both women achieved the World 'A' standard in the steeple of 9:43 or better and are currently ranked #1 and #2 in the World in the event for 2013.... more
|Coburn Runs World Leading Steeplechase Mark|
April 29, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. – Just two days after a 1,500-meter race at the 104th Drake Relays in Iowa, University of Colorado senior Emma Coburn won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford on Sunday night with the best time in the world this year.... more
|Alexi Pappas wins Stanford Invite in Homemade Singlet|
March 30, 2013
Alexi Pappas set a personal best (9:46.73) in winning the 3000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational in a singlet made by her friend as a birthday gift.... more
|Cornell's Rachel Sorna Sets Ivy League Record|
March 23, 2013
Cornell junior Rachel Sorna continued her breakout season on Friday night, setting a new Ivy League record in the 3K steeplechase with a mark of 9:50.39.
Competing at the Spring Break Invitational in Irvine, Calif., Sorna bested the previous Ivy League record by two seconds. She also topped teammate Genna Hartung's meet record from the year before by 37 seconds.... more
|Bridget Franek Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week|
March 20, 2013
Bridget Franek (Eugene, Ore.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a 2,000m steeplechase American record of 6:19.09 at the Oregon Preview meet in Eugene on Saturday.
Franek’s time eclipsed the previous American mark of 6:20.66 set by Carrie Messner in 2007.... more
|Emma Coburn wins NCAA title, nearly breaks meet record|
March 9, 2013
The University of Colorado's Emma Coburn added to her list of glittering accomplishments Saturday by winning the mile at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, nearly breaking the meet record. An Olympian last summer in the steeplechase, Coburn finished in 4 minutes, 29.91 seconds, only 0.19 off the meet record set by Tennessee's Sarah Bowman in 2009. Florida State's Amanda Wilson finished second, 1.9 seconds behind Coburn.
|Olympic steeplechase in London awaits CU Buff teammates Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp|
July 8, 2012
A Boulder native who grew up in Crested Butte, Emma Coburn has had trouble grasping the notion that she and teammate Shalaya Kipp will be running in the Olympics together in the same event. Kipp, who is from Salt Lake City, finished third at the trials.... more
|Tom Nohilly to conduct free steeplechase clinic at The Armory on Thursday, April 12|
April 9, 2012
Tom Nohilly — a two-time member of the U.S. World Championship team in the steeplechase — will conduct a free steeplechase clinic at The Armory on Thursday, April 12, beginning at 4:30 pm. Now an assistant coach with the New Jersey-New York Track Club, Nohilly has a pair of former Ivy League champions who are running for a spot on the U.S. team in London. He recently sat down with both Delilah DiCrescenzo and Ashley Higginson to talk about the event with Ian Brooks.... more
|Professional Steeplechase runner Shayla Houlihan Interview|
January 18, 2012
Shayla Houlihan is a professional runner for Brooks, specializing in the Steeplechase. She placed 6th in the 2010 Outdoor USATF Championships in the steeplechase, 6th in the indoor 3k, and is looking to qualify for the London Olympics later this year. As she says on her twitter account, she is “Enjoying life one day at a time”. She was really nice to allow me to interview her and learn more about someone who jumps over barriers and runs through water for a living.... more
|Inzikuru plotting another comeback to world stage|
November 17, 2011
Former world champion Dorcus Inzikuru is plotting another return to the big stage after enduring a torrid time in the just-concluded track season. “I am returning stronger than you have seen me in recent years,” Inzikuru said in an interview with Daily Monitor yesterday.... more
|Sara Hall Wins Pan Ams Steeplechase|
October 29, 2011
With a Pan American Games gold medal around her neck, it seems American distance runner Sara Hall has made the right decision to switch to the steeplechase.
Only a year after starting to focus on the 3,000-meter race instead of the 1,500 and 5,000, Hall took the won in 10 minutes, 3.16 seconds.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/10/29/sports/s001621D17.DTL#ixzz1cCzsIebT... more
|2009 World Champ Dominguez gave birth in May, was cleared of doping charges in July and now will return to competition. |
October 20, 2011
The 35-year-old Dominguez, probably the country's best known athlete, gave birth to a son, Javier, in May, and two months later was cleared of two of three charges in the Operation Greyhound doping probe which broke in December last year.
"If I don't pick up an injury I'll arrive in condition for the Olympic Games," Dominguez told a news conference on Thursday ahead of a 10-km race in Madrid on Oct. 30.... more
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