Published: Sept. 1, 2011 By

emma coburn

Emma Coburn won the women’s USA title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in June at the 2011 USATF Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. Coburn, the 2011 Big 12 and NCAA champion, won her first U.S. title with a time of 9 minutes, 44.11 seconds.

CU is quickly becoming Steeplechase U. Jenny Barringer Simpson (Econ,PolSci’09) won NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and junior Emma Coburn claimed victories in the event this year at both the NCAA meet and the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

What Buff-turned-assistant-coach placed first this year in the steeplechase at the USATF meet?

Billy Nelson (EthnSt’08) placed first. In addition, sophomore Shalaya Kipp proved she’s another up-and-comer in the event by placing third in the NCAA steeplechase after finishing fifth in the race as a freshman.

Recruiting tip

Can a booster/donor help pay for a prospect to attend CU sports camps or clinics?

No. A booster/donor may not assist a prospect or his/her family in paying to attend CU sports camps or clinics. Monetarily supporting a prospect’s athletic endeavors is considered an extra benefit and contrary to NCAA rules.