Women Track

Esther Erb Atkins

Esther Erb Atkins

Esther Erb Atkins is an American long-distance and marathon runner. Esther is the 2014 US Marathon Champion. She competed in the marathon at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.

3 x In Top 8 at Major Marathon

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
2 Mile 10:09.34 Boston, MA March 1st, 2015
5000m 16:26.70 Fullerton, CA March 14th, 2015
10,000m 33:42.51 Palo Alto, CA April 3rd, 2015
5K Road 16:32 Frankfort, KY July 4th, 2015
4 Mile Road 22:17 New York, NY December 31st, 2010
8K Road 26:38 Richmond, VA November 11th, 2015
10K Road 34:14 Richmond, VA March 29th, 2014
15K Road 52:32 Jacksonville, FL March 11th, 2017
10 Mile Road 55:28 Philadelphia, PA May 6th, 2012
20K Road 1:11:54 New Haven, CT September 2nd, 2013
Half Marathon 1:13:46 Jacksonville, FL January 1st, 2016
25K Road 1:28:39 Grand Rapids, MI May 15th, 2016
Marathon 2:33:15 Boston, MA April 21st, 2014

Natasha Hastings

Natasha Hastings

Natasha Hastings is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the sprints. She is one of the world's greatest sprinters, competing principally in the 200m through 400m races. She has won NCAA Championships, National Championships, World Championships and Olympic gold medals. Natasha competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics and earned a gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay for Team USA and a 4th place in the women's 400m. At the 2017 World Championships, Natasha won a World Championship by competing on Team USA's victorious 4x400m relay.

USA Championships

  • 2016 USA Indoor bronze medalist (51.34)
  • 2015 USA Outdoor runner-up (50.25)
  • 2014 USA Outdoor bronze medalist (50.53)
  • 2014 USA Indoor bronze medalist (51.34)
  • 2013 USA Outdoor Champion (49.94)
  • 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up (49.84)

International Championships

  • 2016 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist
  • 2008 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist
  • Three-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist - 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017
  • 2010 World Indoor 4x400m gold medalist
  • 2012 World Indoor 4x400m silver medalist
  • 2012 World Indoor bronze medalist (51.82)
  • 2006 NACAC U23 silver medalist (52.11)
  • 2004 World Junior Champion (52.04)
  • 2004 World Junior 4x400m gold medalist (3:27.60)
  • 2003 World Youth Champion (53.41)

Collegiate Championships

2007 NCAA Indoor (50.80) and Outdoor (50.15) Champion

Awards and Honors

2007 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Personal bests

Event Result Venue Date
300m 36.25 Boston, MA February 14th, 2016
400m 49.84 Indianapolis, IN June 23rd, 2007
500m (indoor) 1:10.05 New York, NY December 26th, 2004
4x400m 3:19.06 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 20th, 2016
Sprint Medley 1600m 3:38.53 Philadelphia, PA April 24th, 2010

Allie Kieffer

Allie Kieffer

Allie Kieffer is an American distance runner who qualified for and competed for the NYAC at the 2017 Outdoor National Track & Field Championships. Allie placed fifth at the 2017 NYC Marathon (2nd American) and set an NYAC NYC Marathon Club Record with a time of 2:29:39.

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
10,000m 32:09.89 Portland, OR June 10th, 2017
10K Road 34:09 Cleveland, OH May 21st, 2017
15K Road 50:49 Phoenix, AZ March 11th, 2012
10 Mile Road 54:20 St. Paul, MN October 1st, 2017
20K Road 1:08:20 New Haven, CT September 4th, 2017
Half Marathon 1:10:40 Doha, Qatar January 12th, 2018
25K Road 1:26:29 Grand Rapids, MI May 12th, 2012
Marathon 2:29:39 New York, NY November 5th, 2017

Hannah McFadden

Hannah McFadden

Hannah McFadden is a Paralympic wheelchair racer. She is one of the youngest members of the US Paralympic Track and Field Team.

Paralympic Experience

  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 8th (100m)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 4th (100m), 7th (400m)

World Championship Experience

  • 2017 – bronze (100m, 200m)
  • 2015 – bronze (100m, 200m), 7th (400m), 8th (800m)

Other Career Highlights

  • 2016 US Paralympic Team Trials – silver (100m), bronze (400m), 4th (800m), 6th (1500m)
  • 2012 US Paralympic Team Trials – bronze (100m), 6th (400m)

Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden is America's most highly decorated Paralympian athlete. Tatyana has won 17 Paralympic medals in multiple Summer Paralympic Games and has won 22 major marathon wheelchair titles, including a string of eighteen consecutive marathon wins. She is the first person to ever win a Grand Slam title in the World Major Marathons winning Boston, London, Chicago and New York in one year, and she did it four years in a row (2013-2016).

Achievements

2004
  • Silver medal-100m, Bronze medal-200m – 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
2005
  • Gold medal-100m, Silver medal-400m, Silver medal-800m, IPC Athletics European Championships, Espoo, Finland
2006
  • Gold medal-100m, Silver medal-200m, Silver medal 400m, World Para Athletics Championships, Assen, The Netherlands
2007
  • Three Silver medals: 200m, 400m and 800m, Meet in the Heat, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Two Gold medals: 200m & 800m– U.S.A. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Gold Medal-200m – Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Two Gold medals-400m & 800m– Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, England
2008
  • Three Silver medals: 200m, 400m & 800m and a bronze medal: 4×100m relay - 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
2009
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:50:47)
2010
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA (23:47:66)
  • Won the NYC Marathon
2011
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA (23:39:26)
  • Four Gold medals: 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m, one silver in the 4x400m relay and a bronze medal in the 100m (T54) at the 2011 World Para Athletic Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand
2012
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:49:50)
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA (23:53:08)
  • Won three gold medals in the 400m, 800m and 1500m and one bronze in the 100m (T54) at the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games in London, England
2013
  • Won Boston Marathon (1:45:24)
  • Won London Marathon (1:46:52) set course record
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:42:35) set course record
  • Won New York Marathon (1:59:13)
  • This makes her the first person – able-bodied or otherwise – to win the four World Major Marathons in the same year.
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia (23:57:23)
  • Tatyana became the first athlete to win six Gold medals at a World Championship in Lyon, France. She claimed gold in every event from the 100 meters through the 5,000 meters (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5,000m).
2014
  • Won Boston Marathon (1:36:06)
  • Won London Marathon (1:45:12) set course record
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:44:50)
  • Won New York Marathon (1:42:16) Course Record
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia (23:17:42)
2015
  • Won Boston Marathon (1:52:54)
  • Won London Marathon (1:41:14) set new course record
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:41:10) set course record
  • Won New York Marathon (1:43:04) set course record
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia (23:57:23)
2016
  • Won Boston Marathon (1:42:16)
  • Won London Marathon (1:44:14)
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:42:28)
  • Won New York Marathon (1:47:43)
  • Won AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia (23:14:56)
  • Won four Gold medals: 400m, 800m, 1500m & 5000m and two Silver medals: 100m & Marathon - 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017
  • Won Gold medals: 100m, 200m, 800m & 1500m - 2017 World Para Athletic Championships in London, England
  • Won Chicago Marathon (1:39:14) set new course record
  • Placed second at the Boston Marathon
  • Placed second at the NYC Marathon
  • The United States Olympic Committee named Tatyana McFadden the Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year.
2018
  • Won Boston Marathon (2:04.39)
  • Placed second in the London Marathon

Miranda Melville

Miranda Melville

Miranda Melville is an American track & field athlete competing in race walk events. She currently has the second fastest time ever for the 20km women's race walk. Miranda currently holds the indoor 5000m and 10000m American Records for the race walk. Miranda has won 11 national championships, including the 2017 Outdoor 15K and 2015 Outdoor 20km National Championships. She has competed for Team USA at the 2013, 2015 and 2017 World Championships. She also competed for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

11 x National Champion

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
5000m Walk 21:41.99 Chula Vista, CA June 13th, 2015
10K Walk 45:29.28 Rochester, NY December 12th, 2016
15K Walk 1:15:20 Riverside, CA May 21st, 2017
20K Walk 1:31:42 Nomi, Japan March 20th, 2016

Alysia Montaño

Alysia Montaño

Alysia Montaño is an American middle distance runner. She is a six-time USA Outdoor champion in the 800 meters (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015). Alysia gained notoriety for the 2014 and 2017 Outdoor Championships races that she did not win. In fact, she finished dead last in the field in 2014, running 2:32.13 – while 8 months' pregnant. In the 2017 Championship race, running again while pregnant—this time, 5 months pregnant – she finished last again, to the loudest ovation of the day. She has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics. She distinguishes herself by wearing a flower in her hair while running, a personal affectation she adopted to assert her femininity while training with men. At the 2012 Olympics, Alysia finished in fifth place in the 800m final. In November 2015, however, the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended that the two Russian women who finished in first and third in that race be given lifetime bans for their doping violations at the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has not yet issued any disqualifications. If the IOC does disqualify the two athletes, and advances the other finishers, Alysia could be awarded the bronze medal.

Career Highlights

  • 2 x World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 1 x World Indoor Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 1 x In Top 8 at Olympic Games
  • 1 x IAAF World Relays Winner
  • 1 x Pan American Games Silver Medalist
  • 1 x NACAC U23 Champion
  • 1 x In Top 8 at Pan American Games
  • 3 x Diamond League Meeting Winner
  • 1 x NCAA Champion 6 x National Champion
  • 1 x National Indoor Champion
  • 1 x In Top 8 at World (Continental) Cup
  • 1 x Current NACAC Record Holder - 4x800m

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
200m (indoor) 24.41 Albuquerque, NM February 8th, 2013
400m 52.09 Nuoro, Italy July 14th, 2010
400m (indoor) 52.05 Albuquerque, NM February 8th, 2013
500m (indoor) 1:09.55 New York, NY February 11th, 2017
600m (indoor) 1:23.59 New York, NY February 16th, 2013
800m 1:57.34 Monaco July 22nd, 2010
800m (indoor) 1:59.60 Doha, Qatar March 14th, 2010
1500m 4:28.43 Claremont, FL April 4th, 2009
Mile Road 4:34 New York, NY September 24th, 2011
4x400m 3:26.40 Toronto, Canada July 24th, 2015
Sprint Medley 1600m 3:38.53 Philadelphia, PA April 24th, 2010
4x800m 8:00.62 Nassau, Bahamas May 3rd, 2015

Rachel Seaman

Rachel Seaman

Rachel Seaman is a Canadian race walker. At her first international race, at the senior level, the 2006 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, she met her future husband, American race walker and coach, Tim Seaman. She now lives and trains with him in Chula Vista, CA.

Career highlights

  • 1 x In Top 8 at Pan American Games
  • 1 x Asian Race Walking Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 8 x National Champion
  • 1 x National Indoor Champion

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
Mile Walk (indoor) 6:17.29 New York, NY February 15th, 2014
3000m Walk (indoor) 12:23.84 Toronto, Canada February 9th, 2014
5K Walk 21:27.39 Chula Vista, CA June 13th, 2015
10K Walk 44:16.98 Edmonton, Canada July 4th, 2015
20K Walk 1:29:54 Nomi, Japan March 15th, 2015

Sara Vaughn

Sara Vaughn

Sara Vaughn is an American 1500 meter runner/miler who qualified for and competed at the 2017 Outdoor World Track & Field Championships in London, England on behalf of Team USA (1500m - 4:04.56). She qualified for the World Championships last year by placing third (4:07.85) in the women's 1500 meter race at the 2017 US Outdoor Championships with a furious final lap finish (she traveled from ninth place to third place in the final 400 meters, which she ran in an astounding 61 seconds). In its most recent rankings of athletes (2017-2018), Track and Field News ranked Sara as the no. 4 female 1500 meter runner in the US. Sara is a full-time real estate broker, wife and mother of three, yet she still competes at the highest level of the sport.

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
1500m 4:04.56 London, England August 4th, 2017
3000m (indoor) 9:07.98 Winston Salem, NC February 3rd, 2017
Mile (road) 4:21.7 New York, NY September 10th, 2017