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Melissa Mark
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sugarloaf, N.Y.
High School: Warwick Valley HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Ran in two events for Terrapins... Was 14th overall to help Maryland go 4-1 in dual matchups at the Mount St. Mary's Duals to open season... Covered 5K course in 21:02.5 to finish as third Terp across the line... Also placed 46th at the George Mason Invitational, finishing eighth on the team in 25:10.7.

2007 OUTDOOR TRACK: Had a season-best time of 2:15.79 in the 800 meters at the Maryland Invitational, where she placed second... Finished 20th at the ACC Championships with a time of 2:15.90... ran a 2:16.58 at the Onesty/Abramson Invitational, which was good for a sixth-place finish... was a member of the Terps' 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams... 4x800 team qualified for ECAC Championships at the Penn Relays where they posted a time of 9:09.36 and placed 14th... 4x400 team placed 10th at the Duke Asics Invitational with a time of 3:57.03.

2007 INDOOR TRACK: Had the Terps' top two times of the season in the 800 meters... posted a time of 2:17.97 on the banked track at the Virginia Tech Challenge, where she placed 14th... finished fourth in the event at the Patriot Games with a time of 2:21.42.. had a 30th-place finish at the ACC Championships with a time of 2:22.27... had a mile time of 5:33.14 at the Virginia Tech Invitational and placed 25th... was a member of Maryland's distance medley relay team, which placed 10th at the ACC Championships with a time of 12:09.18.

2006 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in three races... finished 15th overall and eighth on the team at the Great Meadows Invitational with a time of 21:52.2.

2006 OUTDOOR TRACK: Competed at the ACC Championships in the 1,500 meters, where she placed 32nd with a time of 4:55.79... placed 11th at the Navy Invitational with a time of 4:57.02... placed 13th in the 800 meters at the Aggie Team Challenge with a time of 2:26.13... ran a 2:27.76 at the Terrapin Invitational, which placed her 29th.

2006 INDOOR TRACK: Placed 12th in the 800 meters at the Liberty Invitational with a time of 2:27.73... had a second-place finish in the event at the UMES Lid Lifter, running a 2:28.97... placed 33rd in the 1,000 meters at the Virginia Tech Invitational, where she had a time of 3:23.01... also competed in the mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational and placed 27th with a time of 5:54.88.

2005 CROSS COUNTRY: Made collegiate debut at the Great Meadows Invitational ... finished 41st overall in 21:50.0.

BEFORE MARYLAND: Four-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Warwick Valley High School in Warwick, N.Y. ... was a National Army Reserve Scholar Athlete ... won first place in DMR at Penn Relays DMR with a time of 11:47.65 ... at National Scholastic Indoor Championships came in first in DMR (11:52) ... qualified for New York State meet 1000-meter.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Frank and Eileen Mark ... a member of the National Honors Society ... majoring in journalism.


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