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 long-distance runner Amy Hastings made her Olympic debut in women's 10, 000m Friday, finishing 11th and placing highest among the Team USA competitors.
Hastings' final time was 31:10.69.
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.
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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