Melissa Trusty
Melissa Trusty

Player Profile

Chester, Pa.

High School:
Christian Academy


As a Senior (2005): Veteran runner who placed at the first two meets of the year ... finished 31st overall with a time of 20:4.0 at the Great Meadows Invitational.

As a Junior (2004): Ran in all seven of the Terps' races, posting season-best times of 19:50.01 (5k) and 24:13 (6k)... best overall finish came at the ACC Pre-Meet when she finished 11th overall... finished 14th at the JMU Invitational and 72nd at the ACC Championships.

As a Sophomore (2003): Ran in two races for the Terps, finishing 19th at the Mount Invitational (20:50.5) and 55th at the Maryland Invitational (21:05.8).

As a Freshman (2002): Ran in three meets for the Terps...placed 36th at the Maryland Invitational.

Before Maryland: Ran varsity cross country at The Christian Academy in Brookhaven, Pa....won varsity letters in basketball and tennis...was MVP and captain of her cross country team for two years...holds the women's course record for 3.1 miles...won the Coach's Award...was selected to First Team All-State two times and the Second Team All-State one time...was on the First Team All-Delaware County and the Second Team All-Delaware basketball, won the Coach's Award and was on the All-Tournament team...was president of the National Honor Society...participated in choir, band and the school yearbook.

Personal: Daughter of LeeAnn and Walter Trusty...has four brothers, Joshua, Elijah, Ethan and Auston, and one sister, Onnie...enjoys dance...favorite athlete is Marion Jones...majoring in kinesiology.