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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Teresa Vaill

Teresa Vaill

Event: Race Walk
Height: 5-5
Weight: 108
PR: 10 km walk - 45:16 (1992); 20 km walk - 1:33:23 (2001)
Born: 11/20/1962
Current Residence: Gainesville, Fla.
Hometown:
High School: Seymour Smith Senior (Pine Plains, NY) HS '81
College:
Coach: Self
Agent: Self
Sponsor:
Club: Pegasus A.C.
Personal Website
USA Championships
2008 Olympic Trials runner-up (1:36:35)
Four-time USA Outdoor champion – 2004 (1:35:57); 2005 (1:33:28); 2007 (1:37:28); 2009 (1:37:12)
Seven-time USA Indoor champion – 1984; 1985; 1986; 1989; 1990; 1991; 2008
Three-time U.S. women’s 10km race walk champion
 
About Teresa
Vaill broke the American record for the 20 km walk on the track at the 2005 USA Championships with her time of 1:33:28. She was the only American woman to make the Olympic team in the 20 km race walk after she won the 2004 Olympic Trials. With more than 20 years as an elite athlete, Vaill has been ranked nationally as a women’s race walker in the U.S. since 1986. She won her first national title indoors in 1984. At age 41, she made her first Olympic team in 2004 and became the oldest female track and field Olympian in history. 
Other Results
2012: DNF at Olympic Trials
2011: 2nd at Outdoor Champs 20km RW(1:35:36); 3rd at USA Indoor Champs (14:48.21).
2010: USA Indoor 1 Mile RW champion (6:52.54); USA 10 km RW champion (47:24); USA 1 hour RW champion (12,813m); USA 15 km RW champion (1:11:47); USA 30 km RW champion (2:31:30).
2009: USA Outdoor champion (1:37:12); DNF at World Outdoors; 2nd at Millrose Games in 1 mile RW (6:51.33).
2008: 2nd at Olympic Trials (1:36:35); 1st at World Cup Trials (1:36:19); 1st at USA 10km RW Champs (47:50).
2007: USA Outdoor champion (1:37:28); 1st at USA Pan Am Trials (1:35:44); 2nd at USA Race Walk Championships (1:34.42).
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (1:39:24.07); 2nd at Hauppage (1:35:41); 32nd at IAAF World Race Walking Cup (1:35:46).
2005: USA Outdoor champion (1:33:28AR).
2004: Olympic Trials 20km race walk champion (1:35:57); 43rd at the Olympic Games (1:38:47); 1st at Kenosha (1:34:32); 2nd at Overland Park (1:36:49); 1st at Hauppage (1:37:13).
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1:36:38.38); 2nd at USA 10 km RW championships (49:00).
2002: 2nd at USA Outdoors (1:34:53); dq at World Cup; 1st at Manassas (1:37.56).
2001: Dq at USA Outdoors.
2000: Dnf at U.S. Olympic Trials.
1999: Dnf at USA Outdoors.
1998: 2nd at 20 km walk, dnf 10 km walk at USA Outdoors.
1997: Did not compete.
1996: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials.
1995: 1st at USA Outdoors; 22nd at World Outdoor Championships.
1994: 1st at USA Outdoors; dnf Olympic Festival.
1993: 2nd at USA Outdoors; 22nd at World Championships.
1992: Dnf at U.S. Olympic Trials.
1991: 8th at TAC.
1990: 2nd at TAC.
1989: 2nd at TAC.
1988: 2nd at TAC; 2nd at Olympic Trials.
1987: 4th at TAC; 5th at Olympic Festival.
1986: 2nd at TAC;1st at Olympic Festival.
1985: 2nd at TAC; 3rd at Olympic Festival.
1984: Dq at TAC; 2nd at U.S. Olympic Trials.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Indoor bests – 3,000m walk, 14:48.21; Outdoor bests – 20km walk, 1:35:36 (No. 2 in the USA)
2010: Indoor bests – mile walk, 6:52.54; 3,000m walk, 14:09.42; Outdoor bests – 30km walk, 2:31:30
2009: Indoor bests – mile walk, 6:51.33; 3,000m walk, 13:14.07; Outdoor bests – 20,000m walk, 1:37:12.9 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world)
2008: Outdoor bests – 20km walk, 1:36:19 (No. 2 in the USA)
2007: Outdoor bests – 20km walk, 1:34:42 (No. 2 in the USA)
2006: Outdoor bests – 20km walk, 1:35:41 (No. 2 in the USA)
2005: Outdoor bests – 10km walk, 45:56; 15,000m walk, 69:14.62; 20,000m walk, 1:33:28.2 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world)
2004: Outdoor bests – 20km walk, 1:34:32 (No. 3 in the USA)
2003: Outdoor bests – 10km walk, 49:00; 20km walk, 1:36:38
1995: Outdoor bests – 10km walk, 45:02
1993: Outdoor bests – 5,000m walk 21:28.17
1989: Indoor bests – 3,000m walk, 12:52.39
1987: Indoor bests – 3,000m walk, 13:32.82
1985: Indoor bests – 3,000m walk, 13:59.56
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