Athletics Australia's high performance coach, Eric Hollingsworth
, today insisted no latitude should be given to include steeplechase runner Genevieve LaCaze
in the team for the London Olympics - despite setting an A-qualifying time barely 24 hours after the June 11 deadline.
LaCaze, a 22-year-old Queenslander currently on scholarship at the University of Florida, ran a personal best of 9 minutes, 41.15 seconds - well inside the A-qualifying time of 9 minutes 43 seconds - at a meet earlier this week.
However, Hollingsworth was this morning adamant the deadline had to stand, and that LaCaze should not be selected to compete in London.
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