Maria Michta-Coffey

Track and Field

Name: Maria Michta-Coffey
Sport: Track and Field
Event: 20-kilometer Race Walk
Height: 5-5
Weight: 110
DOB: 6/23/1986
Birthplace: Stony Brook, N.Y.
Hometown: Nesconset, N.Y.
High School: Sachem High School (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) ‘04
College: Long Island University C.W. Post ’08, Biology (undergraduate), Mount Sinai School of Medicine ’14, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology Ph.D

Olympic Experience:
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 29th (20-kilometer race walk)

Career Highlights:
  • Three-time national outdoor champion, 20-kilometer race walk (2010-12)
  • Three-time national indoor champion, 3,000-meter race walk (2010-12)
  • 2005 Pan American Championships, 3rd (10-kilometer race walk)
  • 2004 USA Junior Outdoor Championships, 3rd (10-kilometer race walk)
  • 2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup, 2nd (10-kimolemter race walk)
  • 2003 USA Junior Outdoor Championships, 2nd (10-kilometer race walk)

Daughter of Susan and Richard Michta…Married her high school sweetheart, Joe Coffey in 2014…Has a brother, Ricky, and two sisters, Kristie and Katie…Hobbies include reading nonfiction books about viruses, microbes, vaccines and thriller fiction novels, running and swimming.

Learn more:
Personal Website
USA Track and Field

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