July 03, 2023
2023 USA Steeplechase Previews: Bor and Jager Are Out, Can Coburn and Frerichs Keep It Going?
There will be a changing of the guard in the men's steeple this year, but what about on the women's side?
July 14, 2022
Women's Steeple Preview: Americans Look To Mix It Up With Favorites Norah Jeruto and Winfred Yavi, Who Have Never Medalled Before
An American has medalled at each of the last 4 global outdoor championships but Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs have been a bit under the radar so far in 2022. Can they get the job done on home soil?
June 26, 2022
Athing Mu holds Off Ajee' Wilson, 8 Straight for Emma Coburn, Elise Cranny Makes it 2 in a Row - Day 4 USAs Women's Distance Recap
May 18, 2022
The Eight Most Interesting Track Storylines to Follow in 2022
From world record chases to era-defining rivalries, here are the eight stories Jonathan Gault will be following closely throughout the 2022 track season. *MB Here are the 8 storylines I'll be watching most closely in track in 2022. What are yours?
March 07, 2022
Grant Fisher (26:33.84) SMASHES Galen Rupp’s 10,000 American Record, Elise Cranny (30:14.66) Just Misses Molly Huddle’s AR
Fisher ran a 13:10 2nd half and came from behind in the final 200 to edge Mo Ahmed (26:34.14) for the win.
August 21, 2021
Courtney Frerichs Runs 8:57.77 To Become First American to Go Sub 9 in Steeple
Courtney Frerichs ran 8:57.77 to smash her American record and become the first American women sub 9 in the steeplechase.
August 04, 2021
Courtney Frerichs Goes for Gold and Rewarded With Silver as Peruth Chemutai Gets Surprise Gold
Courtney Frerichs went for gold and was rewarded with silver as Peruth Chemutai of Uganda got the upset win and Emma Coburn was not a factor.
June 25, 2021
Women's Steeple: Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs Go 1-2 as Val Constien & Leah Falland Show the Beauty & Agony of the Olympic Trials
Coburn won her 7th straight US title as she and Frerichs went 1-2 for the fifth straight year. Falland was in third with two laps to go and fell, and though she was third again at the bell, Constien -- who works a full-time job -- was too strong over the last lap.
June 17, 2021
2020 Olympic Trials W3000SC Preview: Another Year of Coburn-Frerichs-Quigley?
The women's steeple has been the most predictable event at USAs in recent years. Will that continue in 2021, or will there be a changing of the guard? Colleen Quigley hasn't run a steeple since 2019.
May 28, 2021
PTF Day 1: Osako Beats Rupp, Ferlic Beats McGorty, Frerichs Rules the Steeple
Suguru Osako destroyed Galen Rupp over the final 400 of the 10,000 and then became a legend by running the B heat of the 10,000 immediately afterward. In the steeples, Courtney Frerichs looked great in her second steeple of the year while Sean McGorty did not take a step forward.
- Official Portland Track Festival Discussion Thread
- RUPP IS DONE. Rupp gets his doors blown off on last lap by Suguru Osako and 3 others in 10,000. Runs 28:00.
- Suguru Osako is (almost) a GOD. Osako destroys Rupp in 10,000 then doubles back in and almost wins B heat minutes later.
- Allie Ostrander Olympic Chances?
- GALEN RUPP entered in 10000m in Portland next week. What's he running?
November 08, 2019
American Record Holders Evan Jager & Courtney Frerichs React to the Steeplechase Losing Its Diamond League Status
The good news is that while the event won't be held at the DL championship, it will officially be held at five regular season Diamond League meetings, up from four in 2019.
September 30, 2019
Beatrice Chepkoech Delivers: World Holder Doesn't Beat Herself, Wins Steeplechase World Title As Emma Coburn Gets Silver
The world record holder got a much deserved gold as Emma Coburn PRd to get silver.
September 24, 2019
2019 Worlds Women's Steeple Preview: USA & Kenya Duke It Out In a Grudge Match
Two years ago, Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs shocked the world in London. Now the Kenyans, led by WR holder Beatrice Chepkoech, are out for revenge.
July 23, 2019
2019 USAs Women's 800, 1500, and Steeple Preview: Wilson, Houlihan, & Coburn Favored For Repeats; What Event Will Kate Grace Run?
Plenty of drama here. Who grabs the third spot in the 1500 behind Houlihan & Jenny Simpson: Grace, Nikki Hiltz, Dani Jones, NCAA champ Sinclaire Johnson, or someone else? Can Allie O grab the fourth spot on the steeple team?
June 27, 2019
2019 Pre Classic Women's Distance Preview: USA vs the World in the Steeple, Semenya (and Kipyegon & Houlihan & Ayana) Returns
The 3k is ridiculously stacked (Dibaba vs Ayana vs Hassan vs Obiri). Heck, EVERY event is ridiculously stacked. The women's steeple features 6 of the 8 fastest women ever, the 1500 has Houlihan vs Muir vs Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.
March 29, 2019
Courtney Frerichs Is Excited for the Challenge of 2019 World XC: "It’s Going to Be an Experience that We’re Going to Remember for the Rest of Our Lives"
March 27, 2019
2019 World XC Team USA Preview: Could Both American Squads Medal Together For The First Time Since 1985?
The last time both the US mean and women's team medalled at World XC was 1985 when not a single woman from Africa even competed in the meet. This year, does Team USA have a shot at doing it? We break it down for you.
February 22, 2019
A Total Joke: Several Top Pros Are Skipping USA Indoors to Run a 5K Time Trial in Boston
January 30, 2019
Huddle, Houlihan, Cragg, Frerichs, Rowbury & More: The Best Fields In Years Should Make for an Epic 2019 USA XC Champs
The women's race at 2019 USA XC looks INCREDIBLE. For the 1st time in US history, three sub-14:50 women will race each other as Shelby Houlihan, Shannon Rowbury, and Molly Huddle are all racing as are World Championship medalists Courtney Frerichs and Amy Cragg, plus the most recent NCAA XC champ to turn pro in Karissa Schweizer, a 2016 Olympian in Marielle Hall and MUCH MORE. The men's race includes 5 Olympians plus Ben True and the pro xc debut for Drew Hunter. *MB: USA World XC Trials Saturday; Top Entrants and Weather Forecast
December 28, 2018
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W Steeple: Beatrice Chepkoech (World #1) & Emma Coburn (US #1) Lead The Way
Beatrice Chepkoech put up the greatest season in the history of the women's steeplechase while Emma Coburn held on to her #1 US ranking despite losing her American record to Courtney Frerichs.