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Melina Gallas
Melina Gallas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paris, France

Position:
Sprints

2013 Outdoor Season: season bests: 200m (25.35 - George Mason Spring Invitational), 400-M Hurdles (1:03.74 - Morgan State Legacy), 400m (59.40 - Duke Invitational) ... member of successful 4x100 relay teams: (fourth leg, 45.51, 3rd place - MEAC Championships), (3rd leg, 3:46.87, 2nd place - George Mason Spring Invitational) ... other 400m Hurdle times: (1:04.95 - Wake Forest Open), (1:08.81 - Duke Invitational).

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.