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Melina Gallas
Melina Gallas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paris, France

Height:
5-9

Position:
Sprints

04/08/2013

GURROLA, VEVERKA NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Veverka places 16th in field of nearly 130, Gurrola throw 20.2 innings on mound

03/11/2013

WALSH, BENITEZ NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Benitez posts six RBI for softball, Walsh named All-American

03/08/2013

HAWKS ENJOY SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE ARMORY

UMES posts another solid outing for the indoor season with a pair of third places.

03/08/2013

HAWKS WIN, PLACE & SHOW AT LAFAYETTE RIDER WINTER GAMES

UMES posts another solid outing for the indoor season.

03/05/2013

WALSH, GUION-FIRMIN NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Track & field student-athletes produce phenomenal performances at ECAC/IC4A Championships

2013 Indoor Season: Recorded in a third place finish (Delaware Invitational) in a 400-meter dash of 1.00.39

2011 Outdoor Season: Season highlighted by third-place finish in Donald Webster Memorial 400m with time of 57.12 ... season bests: 200m (24.89 - Wake Forest Open), 400m (56.30 - MEAC Championships) ... strong competitor in relay competition: 4x100 (second leg, 49.66 - Wake Forest Open), 4x200 (second leg, 1:40.14 - Florida Relays), school record breaking 4x400 (second leg, ECAC Championships), 4x800 (first leg, 8:56.12 - Penn Relays), sprint medley (second leg, 4:04.44 - Penn Relays).

2011 Indoor Season: Season-bests: 60m - 8.01 (Navy Invitational); 200m - 25.31/also team-best (UMES Collegiate Invitational); 400m - 57.73 (UMES Collegiate Invitational); 500m - 1:17.43 (UMES Coach O Invitational) ... Also competed at the ECAC Championship, Giegengack Invitational, Albany Great Dane Classic, MEAC Championship and Penn State Nationals.

2010 Cross Country Season: Competed in all of UMES' seven meets ... Placed seventh with a time of 22:16.88 to help the Lady Hawks to a meet title at the Delaware State Open ... Ran a season-best time of 21:18.30 at the MEAC Championship, hosted by UMES.

2010 Outdoor Season: Season-bests: 100m (team-best 12.44 - Wake Forest Open); 200m (25.17 - MEAC Championships); 400m (team-best 56.39 - MEAC Championships) ... Member of the 4x200 relay that ran a 1:41.31 at Penn Relays and the 4x400 relay that ran a 3:43.77 at the ECAC Championships ... Also competed at Delaware State Invitational, Coppin State Eagle Twilight, Morgan State Legacy and Penn Invite.

2010 Indoor Season: Named the team Rookie of the Year ... Season-bests: 55m (7.38 - Albany Great Dane Classic); 200m (25.91 - Albany Great Dane Classic); 400m (56.33 - New Balance Collegiate Invitational); 500m (1:17.54 - UMES Coach O Invitational) ... Member of the 4x400 relay that ran a 3:45.74 and the DMR that ran a 12:04.04 at the MEAC Championships ... Also competed at the Penn State Nationals, Metropolitan Coaches Invitational and NYC Gotham Cup.

2009 Cross Country Season: Competed in three races ... Crossed 22nd at the Delaware State Hornet Invitational with a season best time of 22:59.09 ... Ran a 24:45.83 at the Delaware Blue & Gold Invitational, which was good for 121st place ... Placed 52nd at the MEAC Championship at UMES with a time of 23:06.31.

Personal: Born November 7, 1988 in Pointe a Pitre, Guadaloupe (France) ... Has two brothers ... Major is business ... Personal best sports moment was standing third on the podium at the Trinidad 2003 Carifta Games ... Enjoys dancing ... Favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark ... Favorite movie is Brown Sugar.