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New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the NB Boston Twilight Meet

Date: June 5, 2010

New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight Series

New Balance has proven yet again to be a wonderful supporter of track & field and in particular of female athletes. They are sponsoring an elite field of female steeplechasers at their Twilight Series Meet on June 5th at Bentley University track in Waltham, Massachusetts. The elite members of the field will be provided with travel funding, lodging and the opportunity to take home the following prize money:

1st Place - $1,000

2nd Place - $500

3rd Place - $250

In addition, AnnGaff will be in Waltham to cover the meet, with special focus on the women's steeplechase. So stay tuned for interviews with the athletes and a preview of the meet as well as information on coverage on meet day.

Confirmed and final entries as of June 3, 2010 are:

Roisin McGettigan - Irish National Record Holder (9:28.29), 4-time All-American at Providence

Andrea Parker - PR of 10:02 set at this year's Payton Jordan Invite, where she finished a close 2nd to 9:40 steepler Lindsay Allen. Parker also owns her own baking business - check it out! http://www.delishgourmet.com - Also check out our podcast interview with Andrea.

Shayla Houlihan - PR of 10:03 set at this year's Drake Relays. Houlihan is undefeated in the steeplechase in 2010. Check out our Skype video interview with Shayla.

Lesley Higgins - PR of 9:58, competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials, making it to the final where she finished 13th. 2-time All-American and 2-time Big XII Champion while at the University of Colorado. - Interview with Lesley coming soon!

Fiona Crombie of New Zealand (PR 9:59)

Lydia Willemse of Canada (PR 10:05, 2nd-fastest Canadian ever)

Leonora Joy of New Zealand (PR 10:03)

Stephanie Perleberg of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (PR 10:21, 2009 DIII Champion)

Jackie Wentz of MIT (PR 10:16, 2010 DIII Champion)

Stephanie Reilly of New Balance Boston (PR 10:19)

Dana Buchanan of Canada (PR 10:24)

For more information about the New Balance Boston Twilight Series Meets, visit the New Balance Boston website at http://www.nbboston.com/

Did you know?

New Balance has been in partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for over 20 years? They sponsor the organization's Race for the Cure, Marathon for the Cure and Breast Cancer 3-Day. In addition, New Balance produces and sells its Lace Up for the Cure product line, which you can check out HERE.

New Balance Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Posts about New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the NB Boston Twilight Meet:

New Balance Women's Steeplechase Recap
posted on June 7, 2010 at 1:59am

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Preview: New Balance Women's Steeplechase
posted on June 5, 2010 at 5:06pm

The time is finally here for the New Balance Women’s Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet. Tomorrow, some of the best women’s steeplers around will be competing for prize money of $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place) and $250 (3...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase - Interview with Lesley Higgins
posted on May 25, 2010 at 4:11pm

Today I Skyped with Lesley Higgins, one of the elite entrants in the field for the New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight meet on June 5th at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.Lesley went to the University of Colorado, where...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase - Interview with Andrea Parker
posted on May 20, 2010 at 6:38pm

I interviewed Andrea Parker today, one of the elite entrants in the field for the New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight meet on June 5th at Bentley University. Andrea decided after getting her Masters in Secondary Education ...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase Interview - Shayla Houlihan
posted on May 20, 2010 at 5:53pm

Shayla Houlihan at the 2010 Stanford Invitational. Photo from Shayla's Facebook Page I Skyped with Shayla Houlihan, one of the elite entrants in the field for the New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight meet on June 5th at B...more

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