Two steeplechase runners with Idaho ties will be in Olympic Trials

Emmett native Megan Rolland and former University of Idaho runner Alycia Butterworth will compete in the U.S. and Canadian trials, respectively, next week. Both are proteges of College of Idaho track and field coach Pat McCurry. Rolland, who ran collegiately for Humboldt State, will run the 3,000-meter steeplechase Monday in Eugene, Ore. Her top time is 9 minutes, 36.88 seconds, and she is one of 16 Americans who have met the Olympic Games standard. Butterworth, a British Columbia native, will run July 8 in Edmonton, Alberta. Her time (9:41.26) is Canada’s fourth-fastest this season. The top three in each country advance to the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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