30 Jun '12, 2am

#eugene2012 Race Reports: Coburn buffaloes the field in women's steeple final; favorites all advance in M&W 1500 semis.

#eugene2012 Race Reports: Coburn buffaloes the field in women's steeple final; favorites all advance in M&W 1500 semis.

The heavily favored 21-year-old redshirt took over the lead in the women’s steeplechase final less than one lap into the race and never relinquished it, winning her first Olympic Trials title in 9 minutes, 32.78 seconds. The Oregon Track Club’s Bridget Franek, who finished second to Coburn at last year’s national championships also held here, was runner-up again, crossing the finish line in 9:35.62. She was followed closely by Coburn’s collegiate teammate, Shalaya Kipp, who was clocked in 9:35.73. All three women, who came in under the Olympic “A” standard of 9:43, qualified for their first Olympic team.

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2012/06/news/emma-coburn-bu...

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