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Melanie Cleland
  Melanie Cleland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wellington, New Zealand

High School:
Chilton Saint James Secondary

Last College:
Oregon State University

Height:
5-3

Position:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
05/10/1989

Experience:
6L


Personal Bests
Indoor: 800m: 2:22.47, 1,000m: 2:56.10, Mile: 4:51.96, 3,000m: 9:46.12
Outdoor: 800m: 2:14.38, 1,500m: 4:26.71, 5,000m: 17:08.32

Tulsa: A six-time letterwinner at Tulsa . . . transferred to Tulsa from Oregon State University . . . finished her career at TU in the top five in school history in multiple events, including; (Indoor) second in the Distance Medley Relay (11:37.32), third in the mile (4:51.96), fourth in the 3,000m (9:46.01) and fifth in the 1,000m (2:56.10) . . . (Outdoor) school records in both the Distance Medley Relay (11:20.49) and the 4x1,600m Relay (19:24.18), fifth in the 1,500m (4:26.71)

2010-11: (Indoor) Earned a spot on the all-C-USA Second Team after finishing second in the Distance Medley Relay at the Conference USA Championship (11:55.98) . . . participated in five meets, posting fourth-place finishes in the Mile (season-best time of 4:56.93) at the Tyson Invitational and the 1,000m (2:57.44) at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Ran in five meets, posting a third-place finish in the 1,500m at the Razorback Invitational (4:32.81) . . . also placed second in the 2,000m Steeplechase at the Tulsa Duels . . . saw action at the Drake Relays, finishing seventh in the 4x1,600m and ninth in the Distance Medley Relay.

2009-10: (Indoor) Cleland competed in five meets . . . she placed first in the 1,000 meters at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational and also won the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational . . . finished second in the mile at the Wichita State Invitational . . . ran a career-best mile of 4:51.96 at the C-USA Championships and placed sixth . . . her time of 9:46.01 in the 3,000 meters was the fourth best in school history . . . was named to the all-C-USA First Team in the distance medley relay . . . (Outdoor) Ran in five meets . . . placed fourth in the John McDonnell Invitational in the 1,500 meters . . . was part of two relay teams that broke school records . . . 4x1,600 relay ran a school-record time of 19:24.18, and her distance medley relay ran a school-record time of 11:20.49, both races coming at the Drake Relays.

2008-09: (Indoor) Competed in six meets . . . was part of the distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the conference championships with a time of 12:02.90 . . . placed eighth in the 3,000m at the C-USA meet in 9:57.53 . . . posted a team-best time of 9:56.93 in the 3,000m at the Tyson Invitational . . . ran the mile in 5:07.49 at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Ran in five meets . . . finished eighth in the 1,500m at the C-USA Championships in 4:40.92 . . . ran the 1,500m in 4:37.17 at the John McDonnell Invitational . . . posted a personal-best mark of 17:08.32 in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays.

Oregon State: Earned one letter in cross country at Oregon State . . . ran in four events for the Beavers . . . finished 23rd at the Hawkeye Open running the 4K in 14:51 . . . ran a personal-best in the 6K at the Pac-10 Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:34.

High School: Holds the Wellington Secondary Schools record in the 3,000m (9:55) and high school record in the 1,500m (4:29) . . . finished second in the 1,500m at the New Zealand SSAC Nationals as a freshman . . . won the 2007 New Zealand Junior title in the 1500m and finished second in the 3000m as a senior . . . ran at the World Cross Country Championships in Kenya.

Personal: Majoring in energy management and geology . . . enjoys playing soccer . . . greatest athletic moment was running in the World Cross Country Championships in Kenya . . . daughter of Stephen and Helen Malanchak . . . has one younger sister, Robin.