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New Mexico's Courtney Frerichs breaks NCAA record in 3,000 meters steeplechase
New Mexico grad student Courtney Frerichs took advantage of the cool mid to high 60-degree temperatures and ran into the history books as she won the womenís steeplechase at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in style, running 9:24.41 to break Jenny Simpsonís 7-year-old 9:25.54 meet and collegiate record....more

Ruth Jebet Wins the Greatest Womenís Steeple Ever Run, Emma Coburn Gets American Record 9:10.76
This may not have been the fastest womenís steeplechase ever, but it was the greatest. Kenyan-born Ruth Jebet of Bahrain became the second woman to crack the 9:00 barrier, running 8:59.97, just holding off a furious challenge on the final lap by world champ Hyvin Kiyeng, who was 2nd just .04 back in 9:00:01. American Emma Coburn broke the American record in third in 9:10.76....more

Shayla Houlihan Named Head Cross Country Coach at Cal
Houlihan began her tenure in Berkeley in 2012 as an assistant coach and has proven to be a valuable member of the Golden Bear staff in her four seasons. Sandoval has promoted Houlihan three times during her time at Cal: to assistant head cross country coach in 2013, to associate head cross country coach in 2014, and to her new position as head cross country coach. Much of Calís recent success in cross country and trackís distance events can be attributed to Houlihanís tutelage, including three Golden Bears earning cross country All-American honors Ė Bethan Knights, Kelsey Santisteban and Chris Walden. ...more

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

Poland to host reallocated 2016 IAAF U20 World Championships
The 2016 World Championships for athletes under age 20 has been moved by IAAF from Russia to Bydgoszcz, Poland. Competition dates are July 19 through July 24. IAAF stated "An accelerated bidding process was opened on 3 December 2015" for this championship following full suspension of the Russian IAAF Member Federation....more

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

2016 Rio Olympic Track and Field Qualifying Standards
At the IAAF Council meeting in Beijing, the IAAF approved the entry standards for the track and field action at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The standards can be found at the link below....more

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

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

Marta Dominguez Stripped of 2009 World Title
Dominguez has been stripped of her 2009 world steeplechase title and given a three-year doping ban in 2013, when abnormalities were found in her blood passport dating back to 2009. But the Spanish athletics federation, of which Dominguez had been a vice-president, cleared her in 2014. However, that decision has now been reversed on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas)....more

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