Event: Race Walk
Current Residence: Rush, N.Y.
Hometown: Rush, N.Y.
High School: Rush-Henrietta H.S. '07
College: UW-Parkside '11
Coach: Tim Seaman
Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
2012 Olympic Trials 20 km runner-up (1:34:56)
During her freshman year of high school Melville tried race walking in an effort to win more points for her team. After being disqualified from her first race, she quickly found her stride and began to excel in the race walks. Melville moved to San Diego to train for the 2012 Olympic Trials and narrowly missed her first Olympic team as she finished second in a close finish with her training parter Maria Michta. Melville's Olympic Trials performance was a PR by more than two minutes.
2012: 2nd place at Olympic Trials 20 km (1:34:56); 49th at World RW Cup 20 km (1:39:14); 6th at World Cup Team Trials 20 km (1:42:10); 4th at USA Indoors 3,000m (13:46:89)
2011: 4th at USA Outdoors 20 km (1:38:01)
2010: 4th at NACAC U23 10,000m (53:03.30); 6th at USA Outdoors 20 km (1:48:15.48); DNF at World RW Cup; 6th at USA 20 km RW Championships (1:47:32); 6th at USA Indoors 3,000m (15:09.71)
2009: 4th at USA Outdoors 20 km (1:45:38.87); 4th at USA Indoors 3,000m (14:37.22)
2008: 1st at Junior Olympics 10 km (54:04); 43rd at World Jr. RW Cup 10 km (53:25)
U.S. and World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012: Outdoor bests - 20 km, 1:34:57 (2nd in the USA, ranked No. 2 in the US by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 20 km, 1:38:01 (4th in the USA, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests - 20 km, 1:47:32 (ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests - 20 km, 1:45:38.87 (ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests - 10 km, 53:25