Recent Examples of steeplechase from the Web
Ostrander, the Kenai runner who's gone on to win an NCAA steeplechase title – won six consecutive junior girls races from 2009-14.
Andy Bayer (Leo) was fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for a third straight year.
Evan Jager (steeplechase), Ajee Wilson (800), Jarrion Lawson (long jump), Emmanuel Corvera (men's race walk), Maria Michta-Coffey (women's race walk), Bryan McBride (high jump), Donavan Brazier (800) also won. ...
There are a number of finals, among them the women's 400 meters, the men's 400, the women's steeplechase, the women's 1,500, the men's 1,500 and the women's 100 hurdles.
Also, Olympic champion Consesius Kipruto of Kenya established a new world leading time in the 3,000 steeplechase at 8:04.63 — 1.35 seconds off his winning time in Rio.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of steeplechase
from the use of church steeples as landmarks to guide the riders
First Known Use: 1793See Words from the same year
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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