University of Colorado graduate Emma Coburn was named the USTFCCCA Mountain Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year on Monday.
Coburn owns the NCAA's fastest times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 1,500-meter run this season.
However, the 3,000-meter steeplechase is her signature event and she has dominated it throughout the season. Coburn began the season at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite on April 28 and finished the steeplechase with the then-fastest time in the world at 9:28.26.
Coburn won her first Pac-12 individual title in the steeplechase on May 11, crossing the finish in 9:55.67. She won by almost 13 seconds. At the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, Coburn had the best time (9:55.30) to automatically advance to the semifinals at NCAAs.
The 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships are June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.