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Melanie Hardy
  Melanie Hardy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jamiaica, N.Y.

High School:
Cardoza HS

Height:
5-9

Experience:
3L


Junior (2003-04): 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.

Sophomore (2002-03): 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.

Freshman (2001-02): 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.

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