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Thompson capped the year by claiming individual titles in the women's 1,500-meter run and the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, while finishing runner-up in the women's 5,000-meter run, at the Peach Belt Conference Track and Field Championship.
Senior Zach DeAtley was 17th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10 minutes, 31.85 seconds.
O’Brien (5,000), Sadi Henderson (800) and Ostrander (3,000-meter steeplechase) will represent the Broncos at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Ore., beginning June 7.
In late April, Santoro won gold medals in his age group (40-44) at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters.
Glenbrook North graduate Valerie Bobart, a senior on the Illinois women's track and field team, qualified for the NCAA Prelims in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Koerner and Tasha Freed will return to the track Saturday in the 5,000 and steeplechase, respectively.
In the latest Track & Field News men's form chart for the USATF Outdoor Championships, local athletes picked as winners are Matthew Centrowitz (1,500), Evan Jager (steeplechase), Galen Rupp (10,000) and Ryan Crouser (shot).
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Origin and Etymology of steeplechase
from the use of church steeples as landmarks to guide the riders
First Known Use: 1793
STEEPLECHASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of steeplechase for English Language Learners
: a race in which people riding horses jump over fences, water, etc.
: a race in which runners jump over fences and water
STEEPLECHASE Defined for Kids
Definition of steeplechase for Students
1 : a horse race across country
2 : a race on a course that has hedges, walls, and ditches to be crossed
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