Melinda Palinkas
Melinda Palinkas

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Saranac, Mich.

High School:
Saranac

Event:
Distance


02/12/2012

MSU completes action at GVSU Big Meet

Several Spartans compete unattached at Grand Valley State University.

Collegiate Bests
• 3,000m - 11:12.94
• 5,000m - 19:29.25

2012-13:
OUTDOOR: Ran a season-best 19:29.25 in the 5,000m at the Spartan Invitational ... Posted a season-best 11:12.94 in the 3,000m at the EMU Twilight Invitational.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

2011-12:
OUTDOOR:
Ran unattached for the Spartans ... Took 13th at the Spartan Invitational in the 5,000m run in a time of 18:25.03 ... Placed fourth at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational in the 1,500m run in a time of 4:51.96.
INDOOR:
Competed unattached for the Spartans ... Placed fifth at the GVSU Big Meet in the 3,000m run in a time of 10:31.20.

2010-11:
OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

High School:
Four-year letter winner in cross country and track & field ... Four-time league champion in cross country ... All-state cross country selection in 2006 (6th), 2007 (3rd), 2008 (2nd) and 2009 (4th)... Four-time all-state selection in track & field ... Eight-time league champion in track & field ... Four-time regional champion in cross country and track & field ...Competed on Team Michigan senior year...Place 48th at the Wisconsin 5k.

Personal:
Born March 19, 1991 ... Daughter of Joe and Angela Palinkas ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.