Games debut for Cashin

Amy Cashin has made the Commonwealth Games team. (supplied)

Western Athletics Amy Cashin’s good form has been recognised as she was named in her first Commonwealth Games team.

Cashin, who competes in the 3000 metre steeplechase, last month set a personal best time while competing against a world class field in America.

The time was fast enough to hit the qualifying time for both the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

Her new personal best means she’s now the fifth fastest Australian ever in the 3000 metre steeplechase with a time of 9.27.91

Making the team caps off a big couple of years, with Cashin competing in the Tokyo Olympics last year, where she ran in the heats.

Cashin was one of 53 athletes added to the track and field team late last month, with a total of 85 competitors named in the overall athletics team.

Commonwealth Games Australia team Chef de Mission Petria Thomas said it’s an exciting group of athletes heading to Birmingham.

“[The] selections are a wonderful mixture of defending gold medal champions, experienced campaigners, and the next generation who are ready to establish themselves on the world stage,” she said.

“Australia has enjoyed a tremendous legacy in athletics at the Commonwealth Games, and I know the team members selected today are ready to add their names to that storied history.”

Athletics Australia chief executive Peter Bromley said they had named an incredibly strong team.