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2015 USATF Championships
June 24, 2015
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

2015 World Challenge Meets
December 21, 2014
In addition to the IAAF Diamond League there is another IAAF circuit, the 15 World Challenge Meets, each with a specified list of required events (labeled A, B. or C). ... more

2015 Diamond League Schedule
November 27, 2014
Schedule of 2015 Diamond League meets including the women's steeplechase. Also, 2014 World Championships and World Youth Championships dates and entry standards. ... more

Coburn Inches Closer to American Record
July 6, 2014
At the Paris Diamond League, Emma Coburn impressed again running a huge PR of 9:14.12 to come up just short of Jenny Simpson’s American Record of 9:12.50 while Stephanie Garcia set another PR as well. ... more

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: ... 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: ... 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 ... 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

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Russia Had State Sponsored Doping Program and Could Be Banned from Track and Field In Olympics
November 9, 2015
The 300+ page WADA report outlines systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia, including the lab destroying 1,400 samples on purpose ... more

Emma Coburn Thought She'd Be First U.S. Medalist in World Steeple
August 26, 2015
With 200 meters to run, Emma Coburn could almost feel the medal in her hands. The American led into the final lap of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Wednesday, but not long after, the medal began to slip from her grasp.... more

Jepkemoi Takes Women’s Steeplechase Title at Worlds
August 26, 2015
Jepkemoi squeaked out her win by a fraction of a second in 9:19.11 over two strong rivals, Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi and Germany’s Gesa Krause, in a tactical race. The three medalists finished in a span of just 9/100ths of a second.... more

Women's Steeplechase FINAL: 21:00 Local/9:00 ET on Wed, Aug 26th
August 25, 2015
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
July 22, 2015
"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
June 27, 2015
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

Coburn leads surging women’s steeplers into Nationals
June 22, 2015
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
June 20, 2015
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
June 14, 2015
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
May 19, 2015
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
May 18, 2015
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
January 25, 2015
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

Emma Coburn Wins $30,000 as She Outkicks Hiwot Ayalew For The First Time Ever
September 14, 2014
Emma Coburn ended the most successful year of her career with a big $30,000 win at the Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, outkicking her rival Hiwot Ayalew for the first time to get the win in 9:50.67.... more

The Great Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn Steeplechase Rivalry
August 26, 2014
Before they shared the distinctions of being NCAA champions and Olympians and of holding the American record in the same event—the 3,000-meter steeplechase—Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn shared something more intimate: a room.... more

USA's Rachel Johnson Wins NACAC U-23 Championships Steeple Crown
August 9, 2014
Baylor track and field athlete Rachel Johnson closed out her 2014 season by winning gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NACAC U-23 Championships on Saturday.... more

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