Neale advances to final of steeplechase at Euro Juniors

RIETI, Italy — Former Glacier Peak runner and The Herald’s 2013 Girls Athlete of the Year Amy-Eloise Neale finished third in a personal-best time of 10 minutes, 13.74 seconds in the 3,000-meter women’s steeplechase on Thursday to advance to the final at the European Athletics Junior Championships.

Neale finished less than eight seconds behind winner Oona Kettunen, of Finland, and second-place finisher Marusa Mismas, of Slovakia. The future University of Washington runner is ranked fourth going into Saturday’s steeplechase final behind Kettunen, Mismas and Sweden’s Maria Larsson, who won the second semifinal in a time of 9:56.90.

The 3,000 women’s steeplechase final is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. PST) on Saturday. To watch live coverage of the event, click here.

The 3,000 steeplechase is comprised of 35 barries, which are 2 feet, 6 inches high, five for each lap with seven water jumps. Each water jump is 12 feet long and the same width. The deepest part of the water is 2-feet-3.5 and slopes upwards towards the running level.

More in Sports

Silvertips fall to Americans 3-2 in overtime

Goaltender Blake Lyda, 15, saves 32 shots in an outstanding debut with Everett.

Seahawks’ Bennett says he’ll continue to sit; Avril headed to IR

Seattle’s defensive ends make news that goes far beyond the football field.

Huskies razor-thin at CB heading into UCLA matchup

UW may look to true freshmen with junior Jordan Miller and redshirt freshman Byron Murphy hurt.

Yankees beat Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Masahiro Tanaka pitches 7 strong innings as New York moves to within one win of the World Series.

REFLECTIONS: Silvertips fall despite impressive Lyda debut

The Game Obviously a 3-2 overtime loss wasn’t the desire result. Nevertheless,… Continue reading

Snow goose prospects outstanding again

The increasing number of snows in the area leads to an increase in the daily bag limit and more.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Crabbing ‘out front’

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The just-past summer recreational crab season… Continue reading

Chicago stays alive in NLCS with 3-2 win over Los Angeles

Wade Davis hangs on for a tense 6-out save as Chicago avoids a sweep and forces Game 5.

Wednesday’s prep results, links and recaps

Here are Wednesday’s prep results, links and recaps: BOYS SOCCER Northwest 2B/1B… Continue reading

Most Read