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USA Team Selection Meet for 2012 World Junior Champs
March 7, 2012
The USATF Junior Championship meet will be held June 15-17 in Bloomington, Indiana. The two highest placers in the women's 3000m steeplechase at this meet "who have also met the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships qualifying standard [11:00] during the prescribed qualifying period" will be the USA entrants.

The USA meet entry standard for 3000m steeple is 11:12.14 (or 7:27.14 for 2000m) achieved in a previous competition. USATF has further details on its website at the following link:

http://usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2012/USA-Junior-Outdoor-Track---Field-Championships.aspx ... more

2012 Diamond League Dates:
February 1, 2012
The 14-meet calendar for 2012 IAAF Samsung Diamond League is now available. Seven of the meets will include the women's steeplechase. ... more

USA Olympic Trials – 3 rest days for lady steeplers
January 28, 2012
The sequence of events for 2012 USA Olympic Trials at Eugene, Oregon (June 21-July 1) can be seen at this website:

http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials.asp ... more

Eugene to host 2014 World Junior Championships
December 1, 2011
The International Association of Athletics Federations has awarded its 2014 World Junior Championships (for athletes age 16 through 19 on 31 December 2014) to Eugene, Oregon /USA. Eugene’s Register-Guard newspaper reportedly has shown July 22-27 of 2014 as likely dates for the championship meet. ... more

2012 World Junior Champs
November 7, 2011
2012 World Junior Champs, July 10-15 – Barcelona, ESP. This meet for age 18-19 accepts entrants age 16-17 in some events – including 3000m steeplechase for which entry standard is 11:00 achieved between 1 October 2011 and 2 July 2012. ... more

2014 World Junior Championships
November 7, 2011
2014 World Junior Championships

The host city for this edition of World Junior Champs will be decided at IAAF Council meeting Nov 11-12 in Monaco. Two contenders are Nassau (Bahamas) and Eugene, Oregon (USA). Eugene hosted the 1989 World Veterans Championships. ... more

Steeplechase Pace Chart
August 24, 2011
Need to figure out what your lap splits should be based on the location of the water pit and stagger at a new track? Check out the Steeplechase Pace Chart, courtesy of Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen. ... more

IAAF World Champs Steeple scheduled at Daegu, KOR
August 23, 2011
35 runners entered. Heats start at 1035 Saturday, 27 August 2011. Final is scheduled for 2120 on Tuesday, 30 August 2011. ... more

World Youth Championships
May 20, 2011
The World Youth Championships will take place July 6-10, 2011, in Lille, France. The 2000m Steeplechase entry standard is 7:15. Final entry deadline is June 20, 2011. Details at www.iaaf.org ... more

Steeplechase Clinic for Women and Girls
May 4, 2011
Open to all high school, college and club athletes who would like to try this exciting athletic event or improve their technique and preparation for their next steeplechase! ... more

2012 Olympic Qualifying Standards announced by IAAF
April 16, 2011
The “A” entry standard for women’s 3000 meter steeplechase in 2012 Olympic Games at London, GBR, has been set at 9 minutes 43 seconds. Nations can enter up to three athletes meeting that standard plus one “reserve” athlete who has met the “B” standard of 9:48. ... more

Masters World Champs in July at Sacramento, California
April 12, 2011
Women steeplers will compete in 5-year age groups (35-39, 40-44, 45-49 etc.) at 2000m distance on July 17. Entry deadline is April 24. ... more

2012 London Olympic Games steeple schedule
March 6, 2011
Round 1 of women’s 3000m steeplechase is scheduled at 1135 Saturday, 4 August 2012 – second day of track and field athletics. The final is scheduled at 2125 Monday, 6 August 2012. ... more

Steeplechase Schedule for 2012 Olympic Games
February 23, 2011
Round 1 of Women's 3000m steeplechase is scheduled for 1135 a.m. on Saturday, 4 August 2012 -- the second day of track and field athletics in Olympic Games at London. ... more

Finland offers Indoor steepling again
February 5, 2011
The Botnia Games on 15 Feb 2011 includes a 2000-meter steeplechase, for women under age 23, on the 400-meter "ondo" indoor track at Korsholm near Vaasa. Last year this meet icluded a women's open 3000m steeple which was won by Marcela Lustigova (CZE) in 9:54.25. ... more


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Amazing Steeplechase Comeback Win - Victoria Mitchell
March 31, 2014
Australian athlete Victoria Mitchell falls at the final water jump in the women's 3000m steeplechase at the 2014 IAAF Melbourne World Challenge athletics meet but still manages to come from behind for the amazing win in a Commonwealth Games B-Qualifying time of 9:56.25!... more

Emma Coburn is Over the Hurdles
March 27, 2014
In June 2013, as Emma Coburn signed on Team New Balance's dotted line, the newly professional steepler was sidelined with a lower-back injury. But a quick review of her resume reveals why no one was worried.... more

#BigSky25 Greatest Women's Moments - No. 8 NAU's Ida Nilsson Wins Two National Titles
February 21, 2014
The former Northern Arizona University standout won two NCAA national championship – one indoor and one outdoor – in two different events, in two different years in two different states. Her championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters rank eighth on the Big Sky Conference's list of "25 Greatest Women's Moments.''... more

2-time USA Champ Emma Coburn joins elite miler field at 2014 Millrose Games
January 29, 2014
In addition to teenage track sensation Mary Cain, the women’s field also includes two-time USA steeplechase champion, Emma Coburn; the fourth-fastest American at 1500 meters in 2013, Gabe Grunewald; the 1500-meter bronze medalist at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships, Cory McGee; Villanova University star, Emily Lipari; and Alexa Efraimson, the youngest Wanamaker Mile entrant at age 16 and the winner of the girls’ race at the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals. The Millrose Games women’s record for the mile is 4:21.45, run by Rumania’s Doina Melinte in 1988. ... more

Stephanie Garcia interviewed after winning the 1-mile indoor steeplechase at New Balance Games
January 26, 2014
Runnerspace.com interviewed Stephanie Garcia after she won the 1-mile indoor steeplechase at New Balance Games in 4:48.97... more

Thoughts from an Indoor Steeplechaser
January 13, 2014
Stephanie Garcia gives her thoughts on racing the indoor steeplechase prior to competing in the event at the New Balance Games on January 25.... more

French record holder Sophie Duarte finds her second wind
December 11, 2013
Freshly crowned European cross country champion Sophie Duarte wants to carry her recent form into the main event of the summer – the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund track in Zurich. She is renowned as a 3000m steeplechaser, finishing fifth at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka in 2007, and also holds the French national record with 9:25.62.... more

Sudha Singh sets meet record at India's National Championships
September 10, 2013
Running a lone race in a poor field, Sudha had no one except chief National coach Bahadur Singh to shout encouraging words. Sudha’s time of 10:09.04s bettered her own mark of 10:09.56s set at Kochi in 2010.... more

Milcah Chemos Confirms She's the Best in the World
September 7, 2013
2013 World Champion Milcah Chemos of Kenya confirmed she’s the best in the world tonight in the women’s steeple as the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme as she came from behind after the last water jump to get the win in a meeting record of 9:15.07 after a last lap of 66.71. In the process, Chemos won $50,000 – $10,000 for the race and $40,000 for the Diamond League series title.... more

Milcah Chemos Cheywa wins gold in Moscow
August 14, 2013
Milcah Chemos Cheywa of Kenya won the gold medal in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the world championships on Tuesday. The African record holder won in 9 minutes, 11.65 seconds, the fastest time of the year.... more

Shalaya Kipp Clocks Season Best to Advance to Worlds
July 20, 2013
Shalaya Kipp was good in June, but she needed to be better in July – and she was. The University of Colorado senior placed third in last month’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, earning a spot on the U.S. roster for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics this summer. But Kipp finished the race in 9:46.83, not the ‘A’ standard of 9:43.00 needed to automatically advance. In order to solidify her spot on the team she had to run under 9:43 before July 20.... more

Finding herself outside the sport helped Alexi Pappas' running career fully take off
July 18, 2013
If you didn't know Alexi Pappas before the 3,000-meter steeplechase at March's Stanford Invitational Meet, you'd be hard-pressed to forget her after the race's close. Not only did the 23-year-old Dartmouth graduate come in first place, she did so in spectacular style. While the other runners in the race sported standard-issue kits, Pappas smoked the field in a homemade singlet with polka-dot stripes, black, lace-trimmed shoulders and a picture her brother had drawn of a flying horse pinned on the front.... more

Nicole Bush, Ashley Higginson punch ticket to Moscow, Shalaya Kipp will need to run the "A"
June 25, 2013
Because Bush had achieved the IAAF World Championships “A” standard, and Higginson the “B,” Kipp is the only one of the group who needs to record a mark under 9:43.00, which would give her the second “A” and complete the team. Only two A’s and one B are allowed to travel to Moscow. If Kipp does not run an “A” time before July 20, then Cheever will take over the final qualifying spot, as she has already run under 9:43.00. ... more

Nicole Bush Runs Away With U.S. Steeple Title
June 24, 2013
Four years after breaking her foot because an official set a barrier at the wrong height, Nicole Bush won her first national 3,000m steeplechase title at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, timing 9:44.53 in extremely hot conditions. Bush led wire to wire, qualifying for her first IAAF World Outdoor Championships team.... more

Emma Coburn signs with New Balance
June 11, 2013
New Balance has signed 2012 Olympic steeplechase finalist and two-time U.S. national champion Emma Coburn to a multi-year endorsement contract.... more


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