2022 Women’s Steeplechase World Rankings

She was short on competitive efforts but world champ Norah Jeruto was long on high-end credentials. (KEVIN MORRIS)

DESPITE ANOTHER limited season (4 meets after 3 in ’21), Norah Jeruto was an undefeated world champ and retains her No. 1 ranking. (Note that last year we carried her under the name Tanui.)…

NEWCOMER WERKWUHA GETACHEW made her steeple debut in December of ’21 at age 26 and by June climbed to No. 4 on the all-time list with her 8:54.61 for WC silver. In Jeruto’s absence she went on to win the DL title and earned No. 2…

NO U.S. WOMAN scored for the first time since ’13, not so coincidentally the same year that Emma Coburn failed to score. She did rate as the U.S. leader for a record 10th time.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. NORAH JERUTO (Kazakhstan) (10/2/95, 5-3/97) (1.60/44)
9:04.95(A) 1)Nairobi CT 5/07
8:57.97 1)Eugene DL 5/28
9:16.62 1)Kaz Ch 6/10
8:53.02 1)World Ch 7/20
(9:01.54h)
2. WERKWUHA GETACHEW (Ethiopia) (12/7/95)
9:41.8(A) 1)Eth Ch 3/31
9:07.81 5)Eugene DL 5/28 1. Jeruto; 2. Yavi; 3. Abebe; 4. Chemutai
9:36.81 1)African Ch 6/12
8:54.61 2)World Ch 7/20 1. Jeruto
(9:11.25h)
9:06.19 1)Monaco DL 8/10
9:03.44 2)Brussels DL 9/02 1. J. Chepkoech
9:03.57 1)Zürich DL 9/08
3. WINFRED YAVI (Bahrain) (12/31/99, 5-2½/108) (1.59/49)
9:23.11 1)Al-Kuwait 5/17
8:58.71 2)Eugene DL 5/28 1. Jeruto
8:56.55 1)Paris DL 6/18
9:01.31 4)World Ch 7/20 1. Jeruto; 2. Getachew; 3. Abebe
(9:17.32h)
9:08.03 3)Brussels DL 9/02 1. J. Chepkoech 2. Getachew
9:04.47 2)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Getachew
4. MEKIDES ABEBE (Ethiopia) (7/29/01, 5-5¾/104) (1.67/47)
9:43.8(A) 2)Eth Ch 3/31 1. Getachew
9:03.26 3)Eugene DL 5/28 1. Jeruto; 2. Yavi
9:11.09 3)Paris DL 6/18 1. Yavi; 2. Almayew
8:56.08 3)World Ch 7/20 1. Jeruto; 2. Getachew
(9:14.83h)
5. FAITH CHEROTICH (Kenya) (7/16/04)
9:12.04(A) 2)Nairobi CT 5/07 1. Jeruto
9:18.25(A) 1)Ken Jr Tr 7/02
9:16.14 1)World Jr Ch 8/04
(9:38.18h)
9:09.63 4)Brussels DL 9/02 1. J. Chepkoech 2. Getachew; 3. Yavi
9:06.14 3)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Getachew; 2. Yavi
6. ZERFE WONDEMAGEGN (Ethiopia) (10/26/02)
9:44.9(A) 3)Eth Ch 3/31 1. Getachew; 2. Abebe
9:41.37 2)African Ch 6/12 1. Getachew
9:27.75 6)Paris DL 6/18 1. Yavi; 2. Almayew; 3. Abebe; 4. Bird; 5. Scherrer
9:06.63 2)Monaco DL 8/10 1. Getachew
9:10.16 5)Brussels DL 9/02 1. J. Chepkoech 2. Getachew; 3. Yavi; 4. Cherotich
9:06.37 4)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Getachew; 2. Yavi; 3. Cherotich
7. JACKLINE CHEPKOECH (Kenya) (10/3/03)
9:26.12(A) 1)Ken Ch 4/28
9:26.55(A) 5)Nairobi CT 5/07 1. Jeruto; 2. Cherotich; 3. Chemutai; 4. Almayew
9:15.97 7)Eugene DL 5/28 1. Jeruto; 2. Yavi; 3. Abebe; 4. Chemutai; 5. Getachew;
6. Chespol
9:21.84(A) 1)Ken WC Tr 6/25
9:27.50 6h)World Ch 7/16 1. Jeruto; 2. Getachew; 3. Bouzayani; 4. Coburn
9:15.68 1)Commonwealth G 8/05
9:09.72 5)Monaco DL 8/10 1. Getachew; 2. Wondemagegn; 3. Bird; 4. Coburn
9:02.43 1)Brussels DL 9/02
9:11.06 5)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Getachew; 2. Yavi; 3. Cherotich; 4. Wondemagegn
8. LUIZA GEGA (Albania) (11/5/88, 5-5¼/123) (1.66/56)
9:20.79 1)Manchester 6/03
9:15.48 2)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Chemutai
9:17.89 1)Balkan Ch 6/18
9:14.29 1)Medit G 7/01
9:10.04 5)World Ch 7/20 1. Jeruto; 2. Getachew; 3. Abebe; 4. Yavi
(9:14.91h)
9:11.31 1)Euro Ch 8/20
(9:30.93h)
9:14.41 7)Brussels DL 9/02 1. J. Chepkoech 2. Getachew; 3. Yavi; 4. Cherotich; 5. Wondemagegn; 6. Almayew
9. PERUTH CHEMUTAI (Uganda) (7/10/99, 5-8¾/137) (1.75/62)
9:20.07(A) 3)Nairobi CT 5/07 1. Jeruto; 2. Cherotich
9:05.54 4)Eugene DL 5/28 1. Jeruto; 2. Yavi; 3. Abebe
9:14.00 1)Hengelo CT 6/06
9:21.93 11)World Ch 7/20 1. Jeruto; 2. Getachew; 3. Abebe; 4. Yavi; 5. Gega;
6. Frerichs; 7. Pratt; 8. Coburn; 9. Bouzayani; 10. Finot
(9:16.66h)
9:23.24 3)Commonwealth G 8/05 1. J. Chepkoech 2. Bird
10. SEMBO ALMAYEW (Ethiopia) (1/24/05)
9:59.6(A) 2)Eth Jr 3/12 1. Gebregiorgis
9:49.0(A) 5)Eth Ch 3/31 1. Getachew; 2. Abebe; 3. Wondemagegn; 4. Muleta
9:26.39(A) 4)Nairobi CT 5/07 1. Jeruto; 2. Cherotich; 3. Chemutai
9:18.98 4)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Chemutai; 2. Gega; 3. Chespol
9:09.19 2)Paris DL 6/18 1. Yavi
9:21.10 5h)World Ch 7/16 1. Chespol; 2. Mismas-Zrimsek; 3. Yavi; 4. Frerichs
9:30.41 2)World U20 8/04 1. Cherotich
(9:52.65)
9:14.31 6)Brussels DL 9/02 1. J. Chepkoech 2. Getachew; 3. Yavi; 4. Cherotich; 5. Wondemagegn
9:14.10 6)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Getachew; 2. Yavi; 3. Cherotich; 4. Wondemagegn; 5. Chepkoech

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Emma Coburn (New Balance) 6. Annie Rodenfels (Boston AA)
1)USATF, 8)World Ch, 7)Zürich DL 1)Jordan, 6)USATF
2. Courtney Wayment (BYU) 7. Carmen Graves (Golden State TC)
1)NCAA, 2)USATF, 12)World Ch 1)Penn, 7)USATF, 3)NACAC
3. Courtney Frerichs (Nike Bowerman TC) 8. Val Constien (unattached)
9)Eugene DL, 3)USATF, 6)World Ch 2)Mt. SAC, 8)USATF
4. Gabbi Jennings (adidas) 9. Kayley Delay (Yale)
4)Walnut, 4)USATF, 1)NACAC 1)Heps, 2)NCAA, 10)USATF
5. Katie Rainsberger (New Balance) 10. Madie Boreman (Colorado)
2)Walnut, 5)USATF, 2)NACAC 1)Pac-12, 4)NCAA, 9)USATF

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