started Race Walking in High School to help her team get points at track
A technically demanding event, race walking is continuing to grow in
popularity across all age groups for its fitness and competitive aspects.
Rush NY native was a champion in the junior ranks and has consistently
qualified for the USA Senior Nationals in Track & Field, both Indoors,
at the 3000m distance, and Outdoors, at the Olympic 20k distance
The Race Walk has been an Olympic event since 1906!
in the Olympics is
contested at 20km and 50km.
"The 2016 Olympics would be awesome, that's one of my goals!."
likes the challenge of trying to go faster and farther.
Miranda racewalked a 10K in under 53 minutes. That's faster than
445 people ran the same distance at the Medved Lilac 10K in Rochester,
NY in 2007. --And don't forget, she was walking.
"Race Walking is an intense event of technical ability -- you just
have to practice, stay focused and stay committed..."
2008 Jr. Nat'l
"You just have to persevere and stay committed and know that if
you put in the time and effort, that's where you could end up."
Walking taught me patience, dedication, & prioritization. I believe
through hard work and dedication to the training you become a better
"I practice every day, seven days a week. No matter how I feel,
no matter what the weather, I know I have to show the discipline to
get out there and workout."
2013 UPDATES --
Wold Championships Photo by Jeff Salvage
USA for 2013 World Race Walk Championships.
2013 USA 15K National Race
& Tony Perona Cup Recipient.
USATF San Diego Association -
Race Walker of the Year.
Photo by Steve Shoemaker
15K National Champion & Tony Perona Cup Recipient
- Melville Captures 3rd National Race Walk Title!
NYAC's Miranda Melville has won her 2nd consecutive senior womens
National Race Walk (RW) Championship title, the third of her career,
with a 15K time of 1:11.40 at 15k RW National Championships in
Riverside California on May 12th. She was
also named the Tony Perona Cup recipent
and can take pride in being the first woman to finish first overall
in the 25 year history of that race.
is currently rated #2 in the US. In 2012, at the 20K Race Walk
Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon, she finish with a personal best
1:34:56 for silver missing a trip to the London Olympic games
by only 3 seconds.
is a Junior National champion, has competed on the international
stage in Russia, Mexico and Canada for Team USA, and the USA World
Cup Teams. She is a NYS Empire State Games Champion, Women's Sports
Foundation grant recipient, Rochester Amateur Athletic Federation
grant reciptient and scholar athlete.
the 2013 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines
IA, she was selected to Team USA to compeat at the 2013 IAAF World
Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Fast Does She Walk?
During a race Miranda can do a mile in under 7minutes, hold around
7:30/mile for a half marathon, can do a half marathon in under 1:40,
and can walk over 227 steps/ minute using a near flawless technique!
All American excelled on the USA Junior National team and won the
Junior National championship before moving up to the senior ranks.
She has compeated on the international stage in Russia, Mexico and
Canada for Team USA, and the USA World Cup Teams. She is an Empire
State Games Champion, Olympic Trials Qualifier, and scholar athlete...
participates in Students in Service (SIS), a part-time AmeriCorps
program that offers scholarships to college students who participate
in community service.
Classic@RIT 3000m 13:44:07set meet record.
2011 - Outdoor Nationals, 20K, PR
- Pan Am Cup Trials, 20K, PR
2011 - South Florida Racewalkers, 15k
2011 - PR, Texas Largest 5K Racewalk
2010 - NYS Empire State Games Champion.
2010 - Team USA, NACAC Athletic Assoc's U23 Championships
2010 - Team USA. IAAF World Race Walk Cup, Mexico
2010 - Raleigh Relays, reset the 5000m meet record.
2009-2010 - GLVC Academic All-Conference (X-CC).
2009 - Raleigh Relays set a meet record @ 3000m.
2009 - Raleigh Relays set a meet record @ 5000m.
2008 - USATF Junior National Champion. ...more