Local Athlete Competing on Big Stage
Not too long ago the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships took place in Atlanta, Georgia. There, MIAT employee’s Diane Tucker and Holly Arnold were extremely proud of their daughter and sister (respectively), Miranda Tucker. Miranda became the fastest 18-year-old 100-yard breaststroker in the history of the United States, clocking in a time of 58.10. That time broke the previous National Age Group record held by U.S. Olympian Breeja Larson, who held the record with a 58.51 who swam that time at the NCAA Championship in 2011.
Miranda also put herself on the list of Top Ten All-Time Performers in the U.S. History tied in the 10th spot with the legendary gold medal Olympian breaststroker Rebecca Soni.
With a great showing in the 200 breaststroke, Miranda finished with the 3rd fastest time in U.S. history with a 2:06.27. Her final results were a 3rd place finish in the 100 and runner-up Champion in the 200.
Miranda’s focus continues now on her Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, in June 2016 for a place on the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
Everyone at MIAT wishes Miranda the best of luck in her run up to the 2016 Olympic Games and would like to congratulate her on all of her success!