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Women's Steeplechase FINAL: 21:00 Local/9:00 ET on Wed, Aug 26th
The field is set for the women's steeplechase final at Bird's Nest Stadium in Bejing on Wednesday, August 26th, at 21:00 local time/9:00 ET. This marks the 10-year anniversary of the women's steeplechase being included in the IAAF World Championships program....more

Aisha Praught to Compete for Jamaica in the Steeplechase
"It's like you grew up watching the movie Cool Runnings and I'm here now doing my own weird thing," she laughed. The 25-year-old Oregon-based distance runner told The Gleaner that meeting her Jamaican father for the first time, two years ago in Berlin, played a big role in her decision to represent the Caribbean island that she has always felt deeply connected to....more

Emma Coburn Sets Meet Record In Women’s Steeple as Stephanie Garcia and Colleen Quigley PR and Punch Their Tickets To Beijing
Emma Coburn, the fastest steepler in American history, won her fourth career US title (second straight) in the women’s steeplechase today at the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships in impressive fashion as she set a new US meet record of 9:15.59 even though the race was run in 90-degree weather (34% humidity). Coburn broke her own meet record from last year of 9:19.72, which was also achieved in hot conditions....more

2015 USATF Championships
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

Coburn leads surging women’s steeplers into Nationals
Already this year, nine Americans have broken 9:40 (something only six did in the last championship season, 2013) and four have broken 9:32 (something only Coburn and Stephanie Garcia did before USAs last year)....more

Sophomore Alex Harris wins steeplechase title at New Balance High School Nationals
Harris completed the course in 6:52.10, more than five seconds faster than her nearest opponent. Her time was a personal best and was more than six seconds faster than what she clocked to finish third in last weekend's state championship....more

Florida State’s Colleen Quigley makes dream scenario come true at NCAA Outoor Track & Field Championships
The Florida State senior’s dream sequence became a reality as Quigley pulled away from defending champion Leah O’Connor of Michigan State after the final water barrier to win the women’s 3,000-meter steeple chase at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Hayward Field....more

Redshirt Frosh Erin Clark comes back from Steeple win to place 2nd in 5K at Pac-12's
Redshirt freshman Erin Clark came back to run the 5,000m after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday and it paid off well for the Eugene, Ore. native as she finished second in 16:06.37. Clark was able to close well at the end of the race to out-run Washington’s Maddie Meyers (16:09.58) and Arizona’s Elvin Kibet (16:09.81)....more

Leah O'Connor Leads MSU Women to Big Ten Title
Competing in her final home meet Sunday, senior Leah O'Connor delivered another historic performance in leading the Michigan State women's team to the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship with 128 points. The Spartan men recorded 55 points and finished seventh overall as Illinois took home the men's team championship. The Big Ten title was the second in MSU women's program history and the first since 1982. Michigan State hosted this weekend's event at Ralph Young Track & Field for the first time since 2006....more

Olympic Steeplechase Champion Yulia Zaripova Facing Doping Ban And Potential Loss Of Titles From 2009 Through 2013
An IAAF spokesman said "a decision is expected soon." Meanwhile, Zaripova "voluntarily withdrew" from competition in July 2013, but claimed publicly that she had an injury before Moscow 2013 and was taking a break to have a baby....more

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