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Former WVU Runner Amy Cashin Qualifies for 2021 Olympics

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Former West Virginia All-American Amy Cashin has been named a 2021 Olympic qualifier after competing in the Stumptown Twilight meet in Oregon on Thursday.

A three-time All-American during her time at WVU from 2013-2017, Cashin ran a personal-best 9:28.60 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase run. The Olympic qualifying standard is 9:30.

“What a very special moment for Amy tonight,” WVU coach Sean Cleary said in a statement. “We are all very excited to watch the next few months unfold for Amy in her journey to qualify for the Olympics. We feel her performance went a long way towards helping her dreams come true.”

Cashin, an Australian native, works as a volunteer assistant coach for the WVU track and field team and has continued to train with Cleary since graduating.

As a Mountaineer, Cashin was the first woman in program history to record a sub-10 minute time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She set the program record in 2018 at 9:58.75.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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