Date of Award
Master of Arts
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The problem investigated was to compare the kinematic variables associated with the conventional hurdle technique and the step-on technique used in barrier clearance in the steeplechase. Twenty NCAA Division 1 male track and field athletes were filmed during competition in the steeplechase event of the Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championships, May, 1995.
Five ANOVAs and descriptive statistics were used to compare the step-on technique and the hurdle technique. Descriptive statistics provided information for the dependent variables. Statistically significant differences (p< .05) were found for trajectory angle, initial horizontal velocity and final horizontal velocity. The step-on technique was found to be superior to the hurdle technique in all cases. Suggestions were made for applying these findings in pragmatic settings.
Paschke, David G., "A Biomechanical Analysis of Steeplechase Barrier Clearance Techniques: Hurdle and Step-On" (2003). Master's Theses. 1413.