Melinda Palinkas
Melinda  Palinkas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saranac, Mich.

Last College:
Michigan State

Position:
Distance/XC

Major:
Psychology


2014 (Cross Country): Posted a time of 18:05.4 at the Notre Dame Invite (10/3).

2013 (Cross Country): Ran a career-best 20:23.6 at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (8/30).

2012 (MSU): Competed unattached ... ran a time of 19:40.41 to finish 23rd overall at the Jeff Drenth Memorial ... posted a time of 23:29 at the Spartan Invitational, placing 112th ... finished fourth overall at the Michigan Intercollegiates with a time of 18:43.20 ... recorded a personal-best time of 18:3.09 at the JayHawk Invitational, finishing in sixth-place overall ... ran at the EMU Fall Classic with a time of 19:08.10 to place 22nd.

2011 (MSU): Did not compete.

2010 (MSU): Ran unattached ... placed sixth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 18:41.6 ... finished the Spartan Invitational with a time of 23:08 ... took home a 10th place finish at the EMU Fall Classic with a time of 18:43.1.

High School: Four-year letter winner in cross country and track & field ... four-time league champion in cross country ... all-state cross country selection in 2006 (6th), 2007 (3rd), 2008 (2nd) and 2009 (4th) ... four-time all-state selection in track & field ... eight-time league champion in track & field ... four-time regional champion in cross country and track & field ... competed on Team Michigan senior year ... placed 48th at the Wisconsin 5k.

Career Bests: Cross Country 6k (22:21); Cross Country 5k (20:23.6); 1500m (4:42); 1600m (5:02); 3000m (10:19); 3200m (11:03)

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