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Barron, Melville top US finishers at Walking Cup

Trevor Barron

Trevor Barron

Trevor Barron and Miranda Melville led Team USA as competition in the 25th edition of the World Race Walking Cup concluded Sunday in Saransk, Russia. Competition began Saturday with the junior men’s and women’s 10 km races and the men’s 20 km race and finished Sunday with the women’s 20 km race and men’s 50 km race.

In the 20 km races, Barron placed 40th overall for Team USA men in a time of 1:24:54 while Melville placed 49th in the women’s competition in a time of 1:39:14. Team USA men finished 19th overall in the 20 km and the women placed 14th.

In the junior 10 km competition, Alejandro Chavez led Team USA in the men’s division with his 46th place finish and Maite Moscoso led the women in placing 47th. Chavez finished with a time of 46:28 and Moscoso finished in 56:44 to help the men place 19th overall and the women finish 17th.

Host Russia swept the team competition in all five races.

For complete results of the 25th World Race Walking Cup, check

Team USA finishers
Men’s Junior 10 km (19th)
46. Alejandro Chavez, 46:28
59. Michael Nemeth, 46:48
58. Jonathon Hallman, 48:51

Women’s Junior 10 km (17th)
47. Maite Moscoso, 56:44
48. Abigail Dunn, 59:59

Men’s 20 km (19th)
40. Trevor Barron, 1:24:54
98. Patrick Stroupe, 1:37:59
101. Nicholas Christie, 1:41:48
103. Dan Serianni, 1:45:02

Women’s 20 km (14th)
49. Miranda Melville, 1:39:14
61. Erin Gray, 1:42:16
72. Lauren Forgues, 1:44:31
76. Kathleen Burnett, 1:46:11