Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson 2016

For the first time ever, Sportswomen of Colorado named two Sportswomen of the Year. Our Sportswomen of the Year are two of America’s best runners. Emma and Jenny have each won three SWOC Track and Field awards and are in our Hall of Fame. Additionally, Jenny is the Sportswoman of Colorado Sportswoman of the Year for 2010. At the Rio Olympics, Emma and Jenny stood on the podium in their respective events. This was the first time in each event that a United States athlete did so. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Emma not only earned her Olympic medal, she broke her own American record. Jenny earned her Olympic medal in the 1,500-meter run. She entered the last 400-meters in sixth place. To medal, she need to pass three runners, which she did just missing the silver medal.