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Steepler Frerichs leads team to national cross-country title.
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

Steeplers aid USA team setting women's indoor relay World Record.
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

Olympian Bridget Franek Named to Akron Track and Field Coaching Staff
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

Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving her Coaches & the Future of the Womenís Steeple
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
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
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
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
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
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

Steeple Report's Final Issue: #700
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

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