Canadian Charlotte Prouse set a new personal best with her second-place finish in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA DI championships in Austin, Texas yesterday. Her time was 9:44.50, just seven seconds behind champion Allie Ostrander– a new PB for Prouse, who was second last year also.

(Ostrander set a new PB and facility record of 9:37.73 at Mike A. Myers Stadium, and became the first woman to win this event three times in a row. Jenny Simpson is the only other woman to win three NCAA steeplechase titles.)

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Hannah Steelman was third, finishing in 9:46.08, a PB for her as well.

Charlotte Prouse
Prouse (left) in 2017. Photo: Mike Mulcahy/University of New Mexico

Prouse, Steelman and Ostrander all attempted the very ambitious 3,000m steeple/5,000m double yesterday. Steelman had the best result in the 5,000m, finishing eighth out of 22 starters, only an hour and a half after the steeplechase. Prouse was 15th and Ostrander 16th.

It was a toasty 93 F (34 C) in the stadium.

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