EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Emma Coburn won her second straight national title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday, earning her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
Coburn finished in 9 minutes, 32.78 seconds at the U.S. track trials at Hayward Field. Runner-up Bridget Franek finished in 9:35.62, and Shalaya Kipp was third in 9:35.73 for the other two spots on the team for the London Games.
Both Coburn and Kipp ran at Colorado. Coburn won the NCAA title in the steeplechase in 2011, and Kipp won it this month.
Jillian Camerena-Williams also became a repeat Olympian Friday by winning the women's shot put at the U.S. track trials.
Camerena-Williams' best of 62 feet, 10 1/2 inches, put her in front of Michelle Carter at 60-11 1/4 and Tia Brooks at 60-2, who won the other two spots on the U.S. team for the London Games.
Camerena-Williams, the American record holder, took the bronze in the event at last year's world championships.
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