Geneseo's White '03 Set for Olympic Trials

2012 United States Olympic Marathon Trials

Geneseo alum Melissa Johnson-White '03 will compete on Saturday, January 14 in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston, Texas. The event will be covered on NBC from 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST.

White, who runs for Hansons-Brooks Distance Project in Rochester Hills, Michigan, participates in the Olympic Trials for the third time overall and second in the marathon after running in the 10,000-meter trials in 2004 and the Marathon trials in 2008.

White comes off an eighth place time of 2:33.08 at the 2011 Dodge Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon on June 5 and posted her personal best time of 2:32.55 at the Chicago Marathon on October 11, 2009.

A seven-time All-American in cross country and track for head coach Mike Woods '69, White was inducted into the SUNY Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Her college career highlights include finishing fourth at the 2001 NCAA Division III Cross Country championships, third at the 2002 Cross Country nationals and winning the national championship in the 5,000 meters at the 2003 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field championships.