For a few laps, Teresa looked strong, but did not pull away from Michta and Gray. They were setting a near A standard pace and if the trio walked together and maintained their speed, all three could have a ticket to the London Games.
Zoyhofski was happy for a taste of what the future holds and while not in the hunt for the podium was content with soaking in all of the experience.
Filling out the field were Susan Randall, Nicole Bonk, Katie Burnett, Erin Taylor-Talcott (Not Shown), Stephanie Casey (Not Shown) and Erika Shaver (Not shown).
It wasn't long before Michta decided it was time to show that young will trump experience and she took control of her destiny.
The second pack kept the lead group in contact and all seemed content to hold their positions.
There was nothing content about "Team Michta." Cheers pervaded the stadium from jubilent family, friends and supporters.
Nicole Bonk learning what it's like to step up to the 20km was here building for the future.
The women's 20K story continues...