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No latitude: Hollingsworth adamant LaCaze shouldn't go to London

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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