Emma Coburn, Sam Kendricks voted USA Track & Field's top athletes for 2017

Updated: November 20, 2017, 3:52 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- World champions Emma Coburn and Sam Kendricks were voted USA Track & Field's top athletes for 2017.

Coburn captured the steeplechase title at the London world championships in August. Kendricks finished the season undefeated in the pole vault, picking up a world title along the way.

The winners were determined by a media and fan vote. They will be honored at a banquet on Dec. 2 in Columbus, Ohio.

Coburn of Crested Butte, Colorado, led a 1-2 finish in London. She took over the lead on the final water jump and held off teammate Courtney Frerichs. It marked the first time Americans have finished 1-2 in a steeplechase at the worlds or the Olympics.

Kendricks of Oxford, Mississippi, finished 17-0. He also serves as a reserve in the U.S. Army.


Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press

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