Melissa Darling
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holt, Mich.
High School: Holt HS
Major: Undecided (3.76 GPA)
Darling Videos
Melissa Darling
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 07/25/2011

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Did not compete.

2011 (Indoor Track and Field):Did not compete.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran the Spartan Invitational in 23:49, finishing 102nd out of 231 runners ... Finished 32nd out of 224 runners at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 19:28.0.

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Competed in the 10,000m (41:15.34) at the MAC Outdoor Championships.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field): Redshirted due to injury.

2009 (Cross Country): Earned first-team All-MAC honors after finishing seventh at the MAC Championships (22:35.7) … placed 15th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (31:27.09) … won the season-opening Jeff Drenth Memorial (18:49.2) … placed on the Academic All-MAC team.

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished 18th in the 1500m at the EMU Twilight (4:48.93).

2009 (Indoor Track and Field):
Ran a season-best 10:27.42 in the 3000m at the Grand Valley Big Meet.

2008 (Cross Country): Competed in three cross country meets … took 28th at the MAC Championships (18:05.9) … was CMU’s top finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals (72nd; 22:49.8).

2008 (Outdoor Track and Field): Redshirted.

2008 (Indoor Track and Field):
Competed in the 3000m at the MAC Indoor Championships (10:39.13) … finished runner-up in the 5000m at the Michigan Intercollegiates (18:22.32).

2007 (Cross Country): Ran in six meets … had three top 15 finishes … placed eighth in the 4K at the Michigan Intercollegiates … finished 11th at the season-opening Jeff Drenth Memorial (18:56) … took 35th at the MAC Championships (18:45) …

2007 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished 10th in the 3000m at the Jack Shaw Classic (10:50.80).

2007 (Indoor Track and Field): Took sixth in the 3000m at the Michigan Intercollegiates (10:53.99).

High School— All-state performer in both track and cross country … placed 14th at the state finals in cross country in 2005 … twice earned all-region honors and named all-league in all four seasons of cross … merited all-state honors in track as part of the 4x800m relay team … twice named all-region and three times all-league in track … received Outstanding Athlete award for 2005-06 … member of the Student Council, Teens Against Tobacco Use and Peer Resistance.

Career Bests— 5K (18:05); 6K (22:49); 3000m (10:16); 5000m (18:21).