Event: Race Walk
PR: 10 km walk 45:16 (1992) 20 km walk 1:33:23 (2001)
Born: November 20, 1962 in Torrington, Conn.
Current Residence: Pine Plains, N.Y.
High School: Seymour Smith Senior (Pine Plains, NY) HS ‘81
Career Highlights: Two-time U.S. women’s 10 km race walk champion
Entering her 20th year as an elite athlete, Teresa Vaill has been ranked nationally as a women’s race walker in the U.S. for a 12-year span as a 10 km walker (1986-1998), and for four straight years as a 20 km walker. A two-time U.S. women’s 10 km race walk champion, as a 39-year-old in 2002 she was the runner-up at the USA Outdoor Championships and ended the season ranked #2 in the country by Track & Field News. Vaill has been #1 ranked in the 10 km women’s race walk on three occasions, in 1986, 1993 and 1994. She is a two-time competitor at IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finishing 22nd in the 10km race walk in both 1993 and 1995.
2002: 2nd at USA Outdoors (1:34:53)…dq at World Cup…1st at Manassas (1:37.56)…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:34:53
2001: Dq at USA Outdoors…ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:33.23.
2000: Dnf at U.S. Olympic Trials…ranked #10 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:35:45
1999: Dnf at USA Outdoors…ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:37:38
1998: 2nd at 20 km walk, dnf 10 km walk at USA Outdoors…ranked #10 in the U.S. at 10 km by T&FN…bests of 48:04 & 1:36:26
1997: Did not compete
1996: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials…ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 45:21
1995: 1st at USA Outdoors…22nd at World Outdoor Championships…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 45:01.
1994: 1st at USA Outdoors…dnf Olympic Festival…ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 45:02
1993: 2nd at USA Outdoors…22nd at World Championships…ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 45:27.
1992: Dnf at U.S. Olympic Trials…ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 45:16
1991: 8th at TAC…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 45:51
1990: 2nd at TAC…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 46:21
1989: 2nd at TAC…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 46:45
1988: 2nd at TAC…2nd at Olympic Trials…ranked 3rd in U.S. by T&FN…best of 47:11
1987: 4th at TAC…5th at Olympic Festival…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 46:50
1986: 2nd at TAC…1st at Olympic Festival…ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 46:47 |
1985: 2nd at TAC…3rd at Olympic Festival…best of 49:26.
1984: Dq at TAC…2nd at U.S. Olympic Trials…best of 47:49
1983: Best of 51:59