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MICHELLE ROHL
Events: Race Walk
Height: 5-0
Weight: 90
PRs: 10kW - 44:06 (1996), 20kW - 1:31:51 AR (2000)
Born: November 12, 1965, in Madison, Wis.
Current Residence: Mansfield, Pa.
High School: Beaver Dam (Wis.) '84
College: Wisconsin-Parkside '89
Coach: Mike DeWitt
Agent: Self
Club: Moving Comfort

Career Highlights: 3-time Olympian (92, 96, 00); 5-time USA Indoor Champion (95 96, 98, 00, 01); 4-Time U.S. outdoor 20 km champion (99-01, 03); 1995 Pan American Games silver medalist

A national champion from 1999-2001, Rohl won the 2003 U.S. outdoor womens 20 km race walk with an American record on the track, 1 hour 34 minutes, 31.06 secondsback in top form after retiring from pregnancya distance runner prior to her conversion to race walking, Rohl ran 4:21.09 for 1,500m in 1988, 16:49.37 for 5,000m in 1989she also qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials in the marathon with a 2:48:56 in 1994. Rohl made the switch to walking to rehabilitate an Achilles tendon injury... \husband Mike is a former nationally-ranked walker...Mike became head coach at Mansfield College in Pennsylvania in 2001, Michelle is an assistant coach with the teamhas four children: Molly (born 1990), Sebastian (1993), Ayla (1997)...Gabriel (2002)Rohl gave up an opportunity to compete at the 1999 World Championships in order to stay home with her children...her sister Nancy was an All-America walker for Parkside, and brother John placed 10th in the 1992 Olympic Trials 20k...maiden name is Marter.

2004: Runner-up at USA Indoors 3000m RW (13:10.79)1st at Kenosha (1:34:24)3rd at Overland Park (1:37:37)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:32:55.
2003: USA Outdoor 20 km race walk champion (1:34:31 AR)runner-up at USA Indoors 3000mW (13:21.19) ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:34:31.
2002:
Coming back from pregnancy, finished 6th at USA Outdoor 20 km (1:44:27.50)gave birth to fourth child (Gabriel) on 3/28ranked #6 in the U.Sbest of 1:44:27.50.
2001: Won USA 20k Champs (1:32:49)won
 USA Indoors 3k (12:28.32)DQ at World Champs ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:32:49.
2000:
Won Olympic Trials 20km (1:32:39)...set American record of 1:31:51 on May 13...Won USA Indoor 3000W (12:51.17)...17th at Olympics (1:34:26)...ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:31:51.
1999: Won 20k at USA Outdoors (1:33:17AR)...did not compete at World Champs...best of 12:47.13 (3k) and 1:33:17 (2k).
1998: Won USA Indoor 3000W (12:40.38 PR)...walked 43:31 on the track in Kenosha, Wis., but since there was no curb, it is unratifiable as an American record...won National Invitational (46:55)...DQ at USA 20k champs...2nd in USA Outdoors (47:32.7)...4th in Goodwill Games (46:04.15)...ranked #2 U.S. by T&FN...best of 43:31 in 10k.
1997: Did not compete; maternity
1996: 2nd in Olympic Trials (46:37)...14th in Olympic Games (44:29)...American record 20:56.88 for 5000 at the Penn Relays... won USA Indoor 3000W (12:55.90)...ranked #1 U.S. by T&FN... best of 44:06.
1995: 2nd in USA Champs (45:16.2)...15th in World Champs (44:17 AR)...won USA Indoor 3000W (13:04.99 PR)...2nd in Pan-Am Games (46:36.52)...34th in World Cup (45:57)...ranked #1 U.S. by T&FN...best of 44:17.
1994: 2nd in USA Outdoors (45:07.58)...at Goodwill Games (44:41.87 AR)...ranked #2 U.S. by T&FN...best of 44:42.
1993: Best of 50:01.
1992: 3rd in Olympic Trials (46:50)...20th in Olympic Games...4th in USA Indoor 3000W (13:10.64)...ranked #3 U.S. by T&FN...best of 46:45.
1991: 4th in USA Outdoors...ranked #5 U.S. by T&FN...best of 47:04.
1990: Did not compete; maternity.
1989: 10th in USA Outdoors...ranked #10 U.S. by T&FN...best of 51:16.

3/18/05

 

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