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6 Things to Know About NCAA Steeplechase Champion Mahala Norris

The runner from Air Force will line up against the pros in the Trials on Sunday night.

6/21/2021 5:01:00 AM

Mahala Norris is only 4-foot-11, but she's a real contender in tonight's steeplechase. TrackFieldTrials21

The runner from Air Force will line up against the pros in the Trials on Sunday night.

Justin TafoyaGetty ImagesBut Norris doesn’t train as much as many college athletes. Her mileage is the highest it has ever been, at about 50 miles per week, with a day off per week. Her coach has brought her along slowly and thinks she could get much faster as she improves her steeplechase technique and adapts to a heavier training load.

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Hayward Field is home field for herNorris—whose parents, Teresa and Doug, adopted her from Haiti when she was nine months old—grew up in nearby Roseburg, Oregon, one hour south of Eugene. She played soccer and basketball in high school, and she never won a state title in track; her best finish was third in the 1500 meters as a high school junior. The fans in Hayward Field, who didn’t know her in high school, will certainly know her now. Expect a big ovation when she’s introduced.

Sarah Lorge ButlerSarah Lorge Butler is a writer and editor living in Eugene, Oregon, and her stories about the sport, its trends, and fascinating individuals have appeared in Runner’s World since 2005.This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io headtopics.com

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