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Results from Women's Steeplechase Report, a free newsletter sent to readers about 30 times each year.

Automatic Timing and 3000m race distance unless stated otherwise. Reported Age, Birthdate, or Birth Year included (in parentheses) of athletes eligible for age-based championships such as Under age 23, Juniors, Youth, or Masters.

DNF=Did Not Finish MR = Meet Record; NR=National Record PB = Personal Best; SB = Season Best

Olympic Trials Meet
February 29, 2008
Brisbane, Australia
Automatic Timing
Women's 3000m Steeplechase:
1-Donna MacFarlane 9:36.09; 2-Melissa Rollison 9:50.59; 3-Victoria Mitchell 10:03.35; 4-Fiona Crombie 10:09.58; 5-Leonora Joy 10:10.22; 6-Jessica Gilfillan 10:21.89; 7-Kate Sly 10:45.98; 8-Courtney Gilfillan 10:59.09; 9-Sophie Barker 11:05.16; 10-Jane Mudge 11:19.84; 11-Andrea Ilakovac 11:29.50; 12-Elise Aplin 11:34.57; 13-Bianca Share, VIC 12:08.81.

Having broken 9:30 eight days earlier MacFarlane hoped for a faster time in the trials but was pleased to win an automatic qualifier for Australia's Olympic team.

Rollison won a flat 1500m in 4:23.24 seven days earlier but was not on the trials entry list a day before this race. It was her first steeple after losing a year (2007) because of injury. Now she and others behind MacFarlane will chase the 9:46 Olympic entry "A" standard which has to be made between 1 Jan 2007 and 23 July 2008.

In 2006 Rollison ran under 9:46 three times including her 9:24.29 personal best. Mitchell ran a 9:30.84 personal best in 2006 and nine races under the 9:46 "A" standard.

Jessica Gilfillan, born 10 Feb 1992, is now the youngest qualifier for 2008 World Junior Championships. In this meet she was far under was far under the 11:00 entry standard.

India Federation Cup
February 28, 2008
Bhopal, India
Automatic Timing
3000m Steeple: 1-Sudha Singh 10:29.92; 2-Rajashree Patil 10:50.99; 3-Kamlesh Bhagel 11:01.07.

Victorian U/20 Champs
February 24, 2008
Sydney, Australia
Automatic Timing
2km Steeple, under 18: 1-Samantha Carberry 7:08.08 2-Stephanie Kondogonis 7:18.21; 3-Natalie Exon 8:12.36; 4-Emma Plumb 8:14.47. (Exon born 1992; others 1991)

2km Steeple under 16: 1-Alanah Hayes (1994) 7:20.74; 2-Kimberly Duthie 7:40.61; 3-Sonia Morey (1993) 9:05.85; 4-Laura Salamito (1993) 9:06.30.

Black Singlet Meet
February 19, 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
Automatic Timing
3000m Steeple: 1-Leonora Joy 10:07.40; 2-Alice Mason 10:32.53; 3-Ruth Croft 11:06.55.

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