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Global Steeple 2016 Calendar additions
February 7, 2016
Five of the 13 IAAF World Challenge meets in 2016 will feature the women's steeplechase. ... more

IAAF Diamond League meets in 2016 with Women's 3000m Steeplechase
December 31, 2015
List of 2016 Diamond League meets including the women's 3000m steeplechase on the program ... more

Women's Steeplechase Timetable for 2016 Olympic Games
December 10, 2015
Heats: 10:05am on Saturday, August 13, Final: 10:25am Monday, August 15 ... more

2016 USA Olympic Trials Info & Schedule
December 1, 2015
The 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials will be held July 1-10 at Eugene (except race walk, June 30 at Salem). ... more

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

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New Mexico's Courtney Frerichs breaks NCAA record in 3,000 meters steeplechase
June 10, 2016
New Mexico grad student Courtney Frerichs took advantage of the cool mid to high 60-degree temperatures and ran into the history books as she won the women’s steeplechase at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in style, running 9:24.41 to break Jenny Simpson’s 7-year-old 9:25.54 meet and collegiate record.... more

Ruth Jebet Wins the Greatest Women’s Steeple Ever Run, Emma Coburn Gets American Record 9:10.76
May 29, 2016
This may not have been the fastest women’s steeplechase ever, but it was the greatest. Kenyan-born Ruth Jebet of Bahrain became the second woman to crack the 9:00 barrier, running 8:59.97, just holding off a furious challenge on the final lap by world champ Hyvin Kiyeng, who was 2nd just .04 back in 9:00:01. American Emma Coburn broke the American record in third in 9:10.76.... more

Shayla Houlihan Named Head Cross Country Coach at Cal
April 28, 2016
Houlihan began her tenure in Berkeley in 2012 as an assistant coach and has proven to be a valuable member of the Golden Bear staff in her four seasons. Sandoval has promoted Houlihan three times during her time at Cal: to assistant head cross country coach in 2013, to associate head cross country coach in 2014, and to her new position as head cross country coach. Much of Cal’s recent success in cross country and track’s distance events can be attributed to Houlihan’s tutelage, including three Golden Bears earning cross country All-American honors – Bethan Knights, Kelsey Santisteban and Chris Walden. ... more

Poland to host reallocated 2016 IAAF U20 World Championships
January 7, 2016
The 2016 World Championships for athletes under age 20 has been moved by IAAF from Russia to Bydgoszcz, Poland. Competition dates are July 19 through July 24. IAAF stated "An accelerated bidding process was opened on 3 December 2015" for this championship following full suspension of the Russian IAAF Member Federation.... more

2016 Rio Olympic Track and Field Qualifying Standards
December 11, 2015
At the IAAF Council meeting in Beijing, the IAAF approved the entry standards for the track and field action at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The standards can be found at the link below.... more

Marta Dominguez Stripped of 2009 World Title
November 19, 2015
Dominguez has been stripped of her 2009 world steeplechase title and given a three-year doping ban in 2013, when abnormalities were found in her blood passport dating back to 2009. But the Spanish athletics federation, of which Dominguez had been a vice-president, cleared her in 2014. However, that decision has now been reversed on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).... more

Eilish McColgan: Six things nobody tells you about injury and rehab
November 15, 2015
Scottish steeplechaser Eilish McColgan, beset by an ankle injury which put paid to her 2015 season, gives tips on surviving the rollercoaster ... more

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

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