Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase FINAL: 1:00pm, SATURDAY
World record: 9:16.51, Alesya Turova (BLR), 2002
American record: 9:41.94, Elizabeth Jackson, 2002
Meet record: 9:47.35, Elizabeth Jackson, 2002
THE SCOOP: American record holder and three-time U.S. champion Elizabeth Jackson is the defending champion and favorite in 2003. Former Oregon All-American Lisa Nye was the 2001 champion and is the veteran of the field at age 34. Collegians typically fare well in this event, as they have the most opportunities to compete throughout the season. 2003 NCAA champion Kassi Anderson of BYU leads the U.S. list at 9:44.95. Lisa Aguilera of Arizona State is a close second at 9:46.30.