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Former Loyola Coach Culley Qualifies For 2012 Olympics

Julie Culley was an assistant coach at Loyola from 2004-2006.
Julie Culley was an assistant coach at Loyola from 2004-2006.

June 29, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. - Former Loyola University Maryland head track & field coach, Julie Culley, qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday night at Hayward Field.

Culley, who was an assistant at Loyola from 2004-2006, used a strong kick to turn in a personal best of 15:13.77, edging out Molly Huddle and Kim Conley, who also qualified for the Olympics.

She will begin competition in London on July 27.

Read more about Thursday's race.