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Melanie Hardy
  Melanie Hardy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jamaica, N.Y.

High School:
Cardoza HS

Height:
5-9

Event:
Middle Distance

Experience:
2L


Junior (2003-04): (Cross Country) Competed in four meets . . . placed 10th at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 13:05 . . . finished 17th at the Fayetteville Invitational with a time of 19:26.56 . . . was TU's No. 4 runner at the Cowboy Jamboree and the WAC Championships with times of 24:14 and 19:49, respectively . . . (Indoor) Competed in six meets . . . won the WAC Indoor title for the 800-meters...finished fourth at the NCAA Qualifier in Ames, Iowa for the 800-meters as well . . . improved her 400-meter and 800-meter times in competition from 59.10 to 57.46 in the 400 meters and from 2:13.29 to 2:08.45 in the 800 meters . . . (Outdoor) Competed in eight events...won the 800-meters at both the NCAA Midwest Regional and the WAC Championships . . . dropped her 800-meter time by more than three seconds at the WAC Championships for a career-best time of 2:05.65 to break the school record.

Sophomore (2002-03): (Cross Country) Competed in five meets . . . posted a personal-best in the two-mile run at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 12:21 . . . also recorded personal-bests of 19:24 in the 5k at the WAC Championships and a best in the 6k with a time of 23:44.47 at the NCAA Midwest Regional . . . (Indoor) Competed in six meets . . . posted a personal record and second-best team finish on the season with a time of 2:13.29 in the 800-meter run at the Tyson Invitational . . . helped notch Tulsa's top-mark in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:04.06 at the WAC Indoor Championships . . . recorded a season-best in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.10 at the Central Missouri State Invitational . . . also set a personal record in the 600-yard run at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 1:24.01 . . . (Outdoor) Competed in eight meets . . . performed a personal-best with a time of 2:08.84 in the 800-meters at the Cardinal Invitational . . . a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that posted a time of 8:48.27 to set a new school record.

Freshman (2001-02): (Cross Country) Competed in six meets . . . recorded her first top-20 finish at the ORU Oklahoma Classic with a 20th-place finish in a time of 20:32.92 over the 5,000-meter course. (Indoor) Competed in eight meets . . . posted a time of 1:26.82 in the 600-yard run, 2:16.15 in the 800-meters, and 5:20.90 in the mile run . . . finished fourth at the Missouri Invitational in the 600-yard run . . . placed second at the Oklahoma All-Comers Meet in the 800-meters . . . placed seventh in the mile run at the Missouri Southern Invitational. (Outdoor) Competed in six meets . . . clocked season-bests times of 58.55 in the 400-meters and 2:12.44 in the 800-meters . . . was a member of the school record-setting 4x800-meter relay team with a time of 8:53.27 . . . was also a member of a 4x400-meter relay team and the distance medley relay team . . . finished second at the Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational in the 400-meters . . . placed fourth in the 800-meters at the MSSC/Bill Williams Invitational.

High School: Earned her squad's Most Valuable Player award for both indoor and outdoor track, three times . . . as a senior, won the Borough Championship for the 400-meters and 800-meters . . . ran a time of 25.40 in the 200-meters at the PSAL City Championships . . . set personal-bests in the 400-meters and 800-meters at the USATF Junior Olympic Qualifier with times of 55.40 and 2:12, respectively . . . was a two-time selection to Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal: Exercise sport science major . . . daughter of Ollie and Carlotta Hardy . . . born September 17, 1983