Meredith Rainey Valmon
Meredith Rainey Valmon is a two-time Olympian in track & field. Her athletic career began when she was eight years old in Brooklyn, New York and spanned 24 years, ending in 2000. During that time she became a schoolgirl track and field champion, captain of her high school volleyball and basketball teams and an NCAA Champion. In 1989 when she won the NCAA Outdoor 800m Championship, she became the first woman in Ivy League history to win an individual NCAA Championship in any sport. In 1990 Meredith was selected as a recipient of the NCAA's prestigious Today's Top Six Award, given annually to the six most outstanding graduating student-athletes in the nation.
After graduating cum laude from Harvard University in 1990 with a degree in Social Studies, Meredith went on to a successful ten-year professional and Olympic track & field career in her specialty, the 800 Meters.
Off the track, Meredith has worked in public relations and as Vice President of Washington, DC 2012, the organization that directed D.C.'s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Her volunteer work has included helping found the Avenue Program, and serving on several USA Track & Field committees. Currently she is active in the PTA at her children's school and is the owner of a recently launched sports apparel company, Sorella Sports.
In addition to contributing to MomsTeam, Meredith also volunteers as an Assistant Coach for the University of Maryland Track & Field team of which her husband, Andrew Valmon, is the Head Coach. They have three children: Travis-10, Maya-5 and Mallory-2. Meredith now has her own "Mom's Team" as Travis and Maya are active in youth sports.