2018 Women’s Steeplechase World Rankings

Beatrice Chepkoech crushed the World Record in Monaco with our Women’s Performance Of The Year. (GIANCARLO COLOMBO/PHOTO RUN)

SLOWLY BUT SURELY the steeplechase’s 9:00 barrier is becoming almost commonplace. Well, at least for a select few. When the year began there had been 12 sub-9:00s all-time; now there are 17, with 4 of the new ones coming from Beatrice Chepkoech, who duplicated her No. 1 position of last year. The WR-setting Kenyan became the first ever to crack the barrier 3 times in one year—and then for good measure she added a fourth one…

THE ONE RACE Chepkoech lost, an anomalous 5th in Rome, was won by Hyvin Jepkemoi, who also won in Oslo and ended up No. 2. That’s also Jepkemoi’s position in all-time scoring as she makes the Top 10 (first 9, to be precise) for the seventh straight year… The No. 3 position goes to the year’s other sub-9:00 runner, Norah Tanui…

EMMA COBURN IN 4 scores for the fifth year in a row (2-7-3-3-4) and rates as the best American for the eight straight year… Courtney Frerichs took the American Record away from Coburn, but lost to her 3–1 overall.

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1. BEATRICE CHEPKOECH (Kenya) (7/06/91, 5-7¼/126) (1.71/57)
9:07.27 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
9:15.85 5)Rome DL 5/31 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Chespol; 3. Tanui; 4. Coburn
9:23.73(A) 1)Ken Ch 6/23
(9:37.86Ah)
8:59.36 1)Paris DL 6/30
8:44.32 1)Monaco DL 7/20
8:59.88 1)Afr Ch 8/05
8:55.10 1)Brussels DL 8/31
9:07.92 –)Cont Cup 9/09
2. HYVIN JEPKEMOI (Kenya) (1/13/92, 5-1¼/99) (1.56/45)
9:04.96 1)Rome DL 5/31
9:09.63 1)Oslo DL 6/07
9:03.86 3)Paris DL 6/30 1. Chepkoech; 2. Chespol
9:04.41 3)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs
9:01.60 3)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui
3. NORAH TANUI (Kenya) (10/02/95, 5-3/97) (1.60/44)
9:09.30 2)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Chepkoech
9:07.17 3)Rome DL 5/31 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Chespol
9:11.33 1)Ostrava IWC 6/13
9:04.17 4)Paris DL 6/30 1. Chepkoech; 2. Chespol; 3. Jepkemoi
9:07.20 5)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn
8:59.62 2)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech
4. EMMA COBURN (US) (10/19/90, 5-8/121) (1.73/55)
9:08.13 4)Rome DL 5/31 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Chespol; 3. Tanui
9:09.70 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Jepkemoi
9:17.70 1)USATF 6/23
(9:48.79h)
9:05.06 4)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi
9:06.51 4)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi
5. CELLIPHINE CHESPOL (Kenya) (3/23/99, 5-5/108) (1.65/49)
9:40.74(A) 1)Nairobi 2/17
9:22.61 2)Comm G 4/11 1. Praught Leer
9:05.14 2)Rome DL 5/31 1. Jepkemoi
9:26.57(A) 1)Nairobi 6/11
9:28.36(A) 2)Ken Ch 6/23 1. Chepkoech
(9:42.64Ah)
9:01.82 2)Paris DL 6/30 1. Chepkoech
9:12.78 1)World Jr 7/13
(9:45.60h)
9:12.05 10)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Tanui;
6. Chemutai; 7. Chepngetich; 8. Jepkemei; 9. Yavi
9:09.61 2)Afr Ch 8/05 1. Chepkoech
9:06.75 5)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn
6. COURTNEY FRERICHS (US) (1/18/93, 5-5¾/115) (1.67/52)
9:20.84 4)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Coburn; 3. Jepkemei
9:18.69 2)USATF 6/23 1. Coburn
(9:42.02h)
9:00.85 2)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech
9:07.07 6)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Chespol
9:15.22 –)Cont Cup 9/09
7. PERUTH CHEMUTAI (Uganda) (7/10/99, 5-5/110) (1.65/50)
10:05.26(A) 1)Kampala 2/24
10:11.86(A) 1)Kampala 3/03
9:22.94 7)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemei; 4. Chepngetich; 5. Kirui;
6. Chepkemoi
9:16.89 2)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Tanui
9:18.87 2)World Jr 7/13 1. Chespol
(9:34.34h)
9:07.94 6)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Tanui
9:45.42 5)Afr Ch 8/05 1. Chepkoech; 2. Chespol; 3. Cherono; 4. Ansa
9:13.58 7)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Chespol;
6. Frerichs
8. DAISY JEPKEMEI (Kenya) (2/13/96, 5-5¾/110) (1.67/50)
9:15.56 3)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui
9:18.44 7)Rome DL 5/31 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Chespol; 3. Tanui; 4. Coburn; 5. Chepkoech;
6. Yavi
9:16.87 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Coburn
9:23.70 3)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Tanui; 2. Chemutai
9:17.35 7)Paris DL 6/30 1. Chepkoech; 2. Chespol; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Tanui; 5. Yavi;
6. Chepngetich
9:10.71 8)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Tanui;
6. Chemutai; 7. Chepngetich
9:17.08 10)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Chespol;
6. Frerichs; 7. Chemutai; 8. Praught Leer; 9. Yavi
9:14.66 2)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Quigley
9. WINFRED YAVI (Bahrain) (12/31/99, 5-1¾/106) (1.57/48)
9:44.02 8)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemei; 4. Chepngetich; 5. Kirui;
6. Chepkemoi; 7. Chemutai
9:16.38 6)Rome DL 5/31 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Chespol; 3. Tanui; 4. Coburn; 5. Chepkoech
9:27.76 6)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Jepkemoi; 2. Coburn; 3. Jepkemei; 4. Frerichs; 5. Praught Leer
9:12.74 5)Paris DL 6/30 1. Chepkoech; 2. Chespol; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Tanui
9:23.47 3)World Jr 7/13 1. Chespol; 2. Chemutai
(9:52.23h)
9:10.74 9)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Tanui;
6. Chemutai; 7. Chepngetich; 8. Jepkemei
9:36.52 1)Asian G 8/27
9:14.52 9)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Chespol;
6. Frerichs; 7. Chemutai; 8. Praught Leer
9:17.86 –)Cont Cup 9/09
10. ROSELINE CHEPNGETICH (Kenya) (6/17/97, 5-5¼/121) (1.66/55)
9:21.05 4)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemei
9:17.08 6)Paris DL 6/30 1. Chepkoech; 2. Chespol; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Tanui; 5. Yavi
9:08.23 7)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Chepkoech; 2. Frerichs; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Tanui;
6. Chemutai
9:28.94 11)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Chepkoech; 2. Tanui; 3. Jepkemoi; 4. Coburn; 5. Chespol;
6. Frerichs; 7. Chemutai; 8. Praught Leer; 9. Yavi; 10. Jepkemei
U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Emma Coburn (New Balance) 6. Shalaya Kipp (unattached)
2)Oslo DL, 1)USATF, 4)Brussels DL 1)USATF Distance Classic, 4)USATF
2. *Courtney Frerichs (Bowerman TC) 7. Emily Oren (Oiselle)
2)USATF, 2)Monaco DL, 6)Brussels DL 3)Portland, 5)USATF, 2)NACAC
3. Colleen Quigley (Bowerman TC) 8. Paige Stoner (Syracuse)
12)Monaco DL, 1)Berlin 1)ACC, 3)NCAA
4. Mel Lawrence (Oiselle) 9. Megan Rolland (Oiselle)
3)USATF, 3)Lucerne, 1)NACAC 2)Music City, 6)USATF, 3)NACAC
5. Allie Ostrander (Boise State) 10. Claire Borchers (Michigan)
1)Stanford, 1)NCAA 1)Battle Of The Blues, 1)Big 10, 4)NCAA

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