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Miranda Melville & Meghan Musnicki Will Compete in Rio!

Miranda Melville – July 27, 2016

Miranda Melville, a 2007 Rush-Henrietta graduate, has earned a spot on the 2016 USA 20K Olympic Race Walk team after winning a silver medal at the USATF Olympic Trials June 30 in Salem, Oregon.  She is one of only two women in the USA to make the race walk team.  Earlier this year she won the USA Outdoor Championship in Eugene, Oregon.  In 2012, she missed qualifying for the London Olympic games by just under 3 seconds.

Miranda says she is “ living on Cloud 9.  I am so proud of everyone who competed.  I can’t thank my coach, all my friends, family and teammates enough for making this moment so wonderful.”

Meghan Musnicki – July 27, 2016

Meghan Musnicki will be representing the USA at the Summer Olympics in Rio, rowing in the Women’s Eight event.  She won Olympic Gold as a member of the Womens’ Eight team in 2012 and Gold in the Eight and Bronze in the Pairs in the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland in June.  2016 marks the 7th time Meghan has been selected to the National Team and will be her 2nd Olympics.   

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