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UMKC's Courtney Frerichs takes silver in Olympic steeplechase

Courtney Frerichs
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Courtney Frerichs
Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Posted at 6:14 AM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 08:23:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Courtney Frerichs, a University of Missouri-Kansas City track star, took silver in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Olympics.

The local favorite was leading most of the race but seemed to lose steam right at the end.

Uganda took home the gold, and Kenya the bronze.

It wasn't Frerichs' first Olympic appearance. She placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in Rio.

She holds six school records at UMKC.