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.

Courtney Frerichs from the US poses beside the indicating board after setting a new women’s 3000m steeplechase Area Record during the IAAF Diamond League Athletics meeting at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)