The steeplechase is one track event that is climbing in both popularity and success in the U.S. Over the last two years alone, the United States Track and Field team has won five medals in the Olympics and the World Championships.
In the 2016 Olympic Games, Emma Coburn won the first women's medal in the steeplechase for America when she won the Bronze at the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil games.
Almost a year later, at the IAAF London World Championships, Coburn bettered her Olympic finish and won the Gold medal. American Courtney Frerichs capped off that performance for the USA by making the race a piece of American history with a 1-2 finish with her Silver medal winning run.
Evan Jager has provided the success for the American men by winning the Silver medal at the Olympics and then following that up with a Bronze medal at the World Championships.
Not only is the steeplechase picking up steam on the collegiate and professional level, but the Texas high school age athletes are showing interest. Over the summer, high school aged Texas athletes (15-18) won a total of eight medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games Championships.
On December 9, 2017, Lovejoy High School will hold the Lovejoy All American Steeplechase Clinic. Come learn from All American Steeplechase Athletes. This clinic will serve as a single event specific clinic focusing solely on the the steeplechase. The clinic will be informative and hands on for athletes and coaches. Both coaches and athletes are welcome to attend.
For more information including how to register and schedule of events Click HERE.