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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

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

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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

Spikes Magazine interviews Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn
July 17, 2014
"We are both very focused and driven athletes. When we come to practise we are ready to work really hard, but then when practise is done or our race is over we are normal people not robotic crazies. Jenny is a great person to have a conversation with or to go shopping with or to have a coffee with and that is what drew me to her off the track."... more

Emma Coburn Speaks after Setting American Record in Glasgow
July 12, 2014
“The goal was to win…When I got in the start line, I was just thinking to put the hammer down, go hard not necessarily for the record but to break my opponents.”... more

Emma Coburn Breaks the American Record!
July 11, 2014
Coburn's 9:11.42 in Glasgow makes her the 11th fastest performer ever, and slices a full second off of Jenny Simpson’s American record. [See article for video interview]... more

Emma Coburn Breaks Meet Record to Win 3rd U.S. Title
June 30, 2014
Coburn said that she was excited that Higginson broke 9:30 since now there are three Americans (Coburn, Higginson and Garcia) under 9:30 on the year. As for her race, Coburn said that she’s not always comfortable in the heat so she wanted to run with the group for the first couple kilometers. She felt good with 3.5 to go and decided to take it from there.... more

Olympian Shalaya Kipp Explains The Steeplechase Race
June 17, 2014
What exactly is the steeplechase? It’s an obstacle course race on a track — and the obstacles can make runners and audiences cringe. “Yeah, it’s dangerous,” Kipp said. “I’ve seen girls miss the barrier, hit them in their stomach. People fall in the water.”... more

Leah O'Connor of Michigan State pulls away to win NCAA steeplechase
June 15, 2014
O'Connor passed Colorado's Shalaya Kipp with about 250 meters remaining, then ran away to win in a time of 9 minutes, 36.46 seconds. Marisa Howard of Boise State was a distant second, more than seven seconds behind O'Connor.... more

Kate Zendell wins New Balance high school steeplechase title
June 14, 2014
Junior Kate Zendell won the New Balance national high school championship in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 6 minutes, 51.89 seconds.... more

Furlan Sets Canadian Record in Ontario
June 1, 2014
Jessica Furlan brought the 12-year old women’s 3000 metres steeplechase national record down to 9:48.89 in Guelph, Ontario. Carol Henry was the previous record holder running her best time of 9:51.10 in 2002.... more

Emma Coburn Upsets the Medalists in Shanghai Steeplechase
May 19, 2014
Emma Coburn earned her first career Diamond League victory in Shanghai on Sunday with a 9:19.80, the second fastest American woman's 3000-meter steeplechase time, in her first venture at the distance since last June. In a race which included all three 2013 World Championships medalists – including gold medalist Milcah Chemos, who has a personal best time of 9:07.14 – no one ever got near Coburn as she followed the “rabbit” and amassed a 40-meter lead after three laps.... more

Eilish McColgan gets a cultural awakening in Doha
May 2, 2014
Eilish McColgan's mother and coach Liz has relocated to Doha, and it has resulted in a cultural awakening for her daughter.... more

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

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