Miranda Melville won the women’s 5000m race walk at the 2016 San Diego-Imperial USATF Western Championships held at Mesa College in San Diego, CA.
A strong performance was delivered by the NYAC/Skechers Performance athlete on her road to Rio with a time of 22:16:00.
While not the Olympic 20k distance, the 5000m acts as a good fitness benchmark to monitor an athletes performance and goal accomplishment during the season.
2x Olympian and Coach Tim Seaman said, “with less than 3 weeks to go, Miranda’s last race before Olympic Trials went well. She is exactly where I would want her to be, knowing that Rio is the peak race.”
Miranda’s next race will be on day 0, June 30 th at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Olympic Trials in Salem Oregon, she is one of only two women in the USA at this time with the Olympic standard. Medals will be presented during the opening ceremony of the US Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon Hayward Field on July 1st.
The WOMENS 20K Olympic Trials race-walk on 6/30/2016 with a Pacific coast 10:30 am start is expected to be televised online at USATF.TV. Three successful athletes can earn a spot to compete for Team USA on August 19th at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For more information see www.MirandaRaceWalks.com or www.miranda-race-walks.com. For Skype or telephone interviews contact Miranda Melville at 585-313- 2127. To donate to Miranda’s Olympic journey visit Miranda’s crowd funding campaign at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzIwMQ==. You can also support Miranda’s journey by shopping at her store at https://athletebiz.us/athletes/miranda-melville/store.