Amidst a weekend filled with world-class performances, Emily de la Bruyere finished in 19th place on Friday night in the 3000m steeplechase prelims. Her time of 10:06.3 was just off her PR of 10:02 from May, and it's not a stretch to say that she would have been under 10 minutes in better conditions. Trackside temperatures were ~95° at the start of the race.
Coach Jerry was impressed with Emily's effort. "Emily ran pretty much even splits, and handled the barriers extremely well," he reported. "She was very pleased with her performance, and I most certainly was too."
Surely this won't be the last USATF championship meet for Emily. With a few extra months of steeple prep under her belt for 2018, the sky's the limit.