Track’s Amy Cashin Wins at Tennessee Challenge

Senior Amy Cashin of the West Virginia University track and field team won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Tennessee Challenge in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Saturday.
Cashin and senior Megan Yaun capped the regular season for the Mountaineers, notching the top-two finishes in the steeplechase at Tom Black Track and LaPorte Stadium.
“Cold, rain and wind – the three elements that frustrate track coaches the most were evident today,” coach Sean Cleary said. “It was good to see that both Amy and Meg did not let this affect them. I am pleased with the result and know that we will see faster in a week.”
Hailing from Werribee, Australia, Cashin claimed the victory with a season-best time of 10:27.09, shedding 15.13 seconds off of her previous best set at the Virginia Challenge. Cashin has won an event in back-to-back meets, as she won the 1,500-meter run last weekend at the Virginia Grand Prix.
Teammate Yuan followed up with a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season best, 10:33.90. The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native improved 13.09 seconds from her time at the Virginia Challenge.
Tennessee hosted 470 athletes at the event across 16 women’s teams and 17 men’s squads.
Saturday’s meet concludes the regular-season finale for Mountaineers, as the squad gears up for the Big 12 Outdoor Championship on May 12-14 in Lawrence, Kansas.

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