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Another Hokie is Heading to the Olympics

Former Virginia Tech track and field superstar, Kristi Castlin, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Virginia Tech Hokie track and field superstar, Kristi Castlin, has qualified to represent the United States of America in the women’s 100 meter hurdles event.

The Atlanta, Georgia native attended VPI from 2007 through 2010.  During her track and field career, with the Hokies, she won four ACC hurdles titles, broke the conference record in the 100 meter hurdles, and earned seven NCAA All-American honors.

This past Friday Kristi finished in second place during the finals of the women’s 100 meter hurdles, held at Eugene, Oregon.  Kristi clocked in with a time of 12.50 seconds, only 0.16 seconds behind first place.  Kristi has been considered to be in the top ten 100 meter hurdles in the world for the last three years, and has a legitimate chance at earning a medal.

It is exciting and fantastic to see a Hokie representing the USA at the Olympics!  Best of Luck Kristi!  Go Hokies!  Go Team USA!

Learn more about Kristi Castlin at her website www.kristicastlin.com.