Amy Hastings celebrates with the American Flag after winning the women's 10,000 meter final during Day One of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 22, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon.
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LONDON - Leavenworth native Amy Hastings will make her Olympic debut Friday in the women’s 10,000m run.
Hastings is a 2001 Leavenworth High School graduate and earned 10 NCAA All-American honors during her time on the track team at Arizona State.
She will join 21 other long-distance runners in the race, which is set to begin at 3:25 p.m. CT.
After what she called a disappointing marathon outing in the Olympic Trials in Houston in January, Hastings came back to win the 10,000m at the U.S. Trials in Eugene in June.
VIDEO: Amy Hastings on qualifying for London http://bit.ly/OFvq7B
After her win there, she told reporters former Olympian Melvin Lister, also from Leavenworth, was one of her childhood inspirations.
You can read more from her question-and-answer session with the media in Eugene at http://bit.ly/OFv9Sd
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