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Melissa DeLeon
  • Senior
  • Arouca, Republic of Trinidad

Has one career Top 10 finish and a collegiate cross country 5k top time of 18:55.29, 6k best of 23:41.54.

2000 XC: Was the seventh Florida finisher and 52nd overall with a time of 23:41.54 at the Southeastern Conference Championships... Finished 29th overall with a new personal best of 18:55.29 at the Disney Classic... Made her collegiate debut with a 10th place finish and a time of 19:54.82 at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational.

1999 XC: Did not compete.

1998 XC: Did not compete.

Prep: Placed first in the 800m at the 1998 Carifta Games with a personal best and meet-record time of 2:06.83... 400m Junior National Champion in 1996 with record time of 54.69...1998 High School Champion in the 800m and 400m with record times of 2:09.16 and 0:55...Placed second in the 800m at the 1998 Central American & Caribbean Games...She was a 1998 representative of the World Junior Games in France...She was part of the most outstanding track club in Trinidad.

Personal: Born on April 9, 1981...A 1997 graduate of Arima Government Secondary...has two siblings Marlon, 20, who attends school at Ohio State and Maurice who is 9...enjoys swimming, singing and listening to music.

Major: Health Sciences Education

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