Aust steeplechaser runs Olympic qualifier


Steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze has made a last-ditch bid for a berth on the Australian track and field team for the London Olympics.

LaCaze, 22, who has spent the past few years studying at the University of Florida, clocked nine minutes 41.15 seconds at a meet in Indianapolis on Wednesday (Thursday AEST).

The personal best time by LaCaze was almost two seconds under the A qualifying standard set by Athletics Australia.

AA named a 54-strong team to contest the London Games on Wednesday.

But as the nominated squad does not have to be officially submitted to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) until June 22, there is scope to include LaCaze.

Read the full story at Wide World of Sports

Photo courtesy of Randy Miyazaki (Track&FieldPhoto.com)


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