First American Woman since 2000 Walks 10km Under 45:30!

 (03/09/14 - Huntington Beach, CA) - Rush-Henrietta graduate and elite race walker Miranda Melville from Rush NY was top female finisher with a 45:27 at Sunday's USATF 2014 Southern Cal 10K Race Walk Championship. "I believe this makes her the first American woman to walk under a 45:30 in a 10k RW since approximately 2000", said two-time Olympian and Coach Tim Seaman. He added, "this was a personal best time and best placement for Miranda at the 10K distance".

 Miranda said, "It was great weather with a good course, and it was the perfect way to let me know what kind of shape I am in for the Olympic 20km distance going into World Cup trials at the end of March."

 Coach Tim Seaman added, "Miranda is having a great season and her 10 km time shows we are on the right track for some exciting fast times in New Jersey and China".

 Melville trains with Champions International and is a member of the New York Athletic Club. Her next race will be the World Cup trials, March 30 in Manchester, N.J. That event will determine the United States team at the race walking World Cup, May 3-4 in Taicang, China.