With a spot on the podium now belonging to the leader of the 2nd pack, Miranda Melville looked like she was ready to break from the pack, but the pack wasn't ready to let her go.
It might not mean a trip to London, but third place at the Olympic Trials was certainly worth the fight.
20 laps down, and there was no change with our duo in the lead. Each would take a lap or so before letting the other do the work.
Again, Gray took her turn in the front as they closed on halfway through the race.
Susan Randall may not have been with the leaders, but she kept the turnover going.
Stephanie Casey exhibited the rare double support phase.
Gray hoping to shake Mitcha. Neither were on pace for an A at this point and that meant only one would get to be called an Olympian.
The women's 20K story continues...