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Coburn Wins NCAA West Prelim Title

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  1. RSSBot

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    Weather conditions may not have been perfect earlier in the day, but everything fell perfectly into place for the University of Colorado's Emma Coburn on Friday night as she captured a first-place finish at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships to advance to nationals.

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Just how good is she?

    “Two weeks ago at the conference meet we had a plan for her to practice a little bit in traffic; tonight was not the night to do that,” coach Mark Wetmore said. “You don’t need any mistakes tonight. She established a comfortable lead and practiced a couple of technical things along the way and didn’t run very hard but didn’t need to.”
     
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    Pretty darn good.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I guess what I'm asking is if she might be the best distance athlete we've had since Mary Decker. Is she as good as Jenny (Barringer) Simpson?
     
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    Jenny has faster 1500 and steeple times.

    Jenny (Barringer) Simpson
    800 m: 2:01.20
    1500 m: 3:59.90
    Mile: 4:25.91
    Steeplechase: 9:12.50

    Emma Coburn.
    1500 m: 4:06.87
    Steeplechase: 9:23.54

    Kara (Grgas-Wheeler) Goucher belongs at the top of the list IMO.
    Three-Time NCAA Champion.
    NCAA Outdoor Champion in 3000 m and 5000 m, the NCAA Cross Country Champion
    Seven-Time NCAA All-American
    9th in 5K, 10th in 10K, 2008 Olympics (Beijing)
    Third in Boston Marathon and New York marathons
    Personal best(s)
    3000 m: 8:34.99
    5000 m: 14:55.02
    10,000 m: 30:55.16
    Half marathon: 1:06:57
    Marathon: 2:24:52


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    Jenny (Barringer) Simpson
    Four-Time NCAA Champion
    Seven-Time NCAA All-American
    2011 World Champion, 1,500 Meters
    9th in Steeplechase, 2008 Olympics (Beijing)


    Shayne (Willie) Culpepper
    is a middle distance track and field athlete who has won multiple national titles and qualified twice for the Olympics: in 2000 in the 1,500m and in 2004 in the 5,000m. After winning the 2004 5,000m Olympic trials, she competed again at the 2004 Summer Olympics and placed 13th in the 5k at the first round.

    Mary Decker
    Personal best(s)
    800 m: 1:56.90
    1500 m: 3:57.12
    mile: 4:16.71
    3000 m: 8:25.83
     
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