Buffs Set To Compete at World Champs Aug 27

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University of Colorado junior Emma Coburn and five former Buffs are set to compete at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Aug. 27-Sept. 4 in Daegu, South Korea.

Coburn will compete in the steeplechase, one of the first events of the meet on Aug. 27 at 10:35 a.m. in Daegu. She is the 2011 Big 12, NCAA and USATF Champion and owns the fastest time by an American this season. On Aug. 6 she raced to a time of 9 minutes, 37.16 seconds at the London Grand Prix. The time is a personal record and ranks 13th on CU’s all-time list.

Billy Nelson, an assistant coach and former standout for the Buffs, will also compete in the steeplechase at the championships. He won the men’s 2011 USATF steeplechase crown in June. His prelim is set for Aug. 29 at 10:40 a.m.

Other former CU greats competing include Jenny (Barringer) Simpson, Kara Goucher, Tera Moody and Jeremy Dodson.

Universal Sports will televise the meet and will also stream the meet online although a subscription is required. The complete package is $14.99 and single-day bundles (morning and afternoon sessions) can be purchased for $3.99 per day.




Daegu, South Korea

Female Competitors:

Emma Coburn: 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:37.16PR)
Kara Goucher: 10,000-meter run (30:55.16PR)
Tera Moody: Marathon (2:30:53PR)
Jenny Simpson: 1,500-meter run (3:59.90PR)

Male Competitors:

Jeremy Dodson: 200-meter dash (20.33PR)
Billy Nelson: 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:17.27PR)


Courtesy of CUBuffs.com

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