By Rich Winter

     Some great performances at yesterday's Diamond League Meet in Paris, with one of them coming from American steeplechaser Emma Coburn.

     Coburn finished second to Ethiopia's Hiwot Ayalew who clocked a meet record 9:11.65 with Coburn settling for a personal best with a 9:14.12.

     Keep in mind that Jenny Simpson's American record in the steeple is 9:12.50 so that is a mark that may fall later this summer.

     Coburn broke up what would have been an Ethiopian sweep as Ethiopian women finished 1st, 3rd and 4th in a very fast steeple in Paris.

     Also of note, American Stephanie Garcia finished 7th while also setting a personal best of just over 9:24.

1 AYALEW Hiwot ETH 9:11.65 MR

2 COBURN Emma USA 9:14.12 PB

3  ASSEFA Sofia ETH 9:18.71 11

4 DIRO NEDA Etenesh ETH 9:19.71 SB
 
5 EL OUALI ALAMI Salima MAR 9:21.24 NR
 
6 CHEPKURUI Lidya KEN 9:24.07 SB
 
7 GARCIA Stephanie USA 9:24.35 PB
 
 8 CHEMOS Milcah KEN 9:26.49 SB