A couple of American Records went down this past weekend. Courtney Frerichs assumed the Steeple torch in Monaco with a flat out fast 9:00.85. Former AR holder Emma Coburn finished 4th in a still fast 9:05.06.
I know that Ann Gaffigan is smiling somewhere. Our very first American Steeple National Champion and one of the fastest Team Nebraska Brooks females I had the pleasure of advocating for.
The Huesden-Zolder Meet in Belgium featured not only an AR but a show of American strength in the 5000. Our favorite Shelby Houlihan rocked a 14:34.45 to shave almost :04 off Shannon Rowbury’s previous best of 14:38.92. This was a :20 personal best for Shelby. Tokyo baby!
But here’s the rest of our American ladies and what I’m really digging:
1. Shelby Houlihan 14:34.45
2. Molly Huddle 15;01.44
3. Karissa Schweizer 15:02.44
6. Mariella Hall 15:08.20
7. Vanessa Fraser 15:09.62
8. Sara Pagano 15:11.27
9. Emily Sisson 15:13.66*
Emily spent much of her early years as a Nebraskan.