Melinda Palinkas
Melinda Palinkas

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Saranac, Mich.

High School:
Saranac


2012:
Competed unattached ... Ran a time of 19:40.41 to finish 23rd overall at the Jeff Drenth Memorial ... Posted a time of 23:29 at the Spartan Invitational, placing 112th ... Finished fourth overall at the Michigan Intercollegiates with a time of 18:43.20 ... Recorded a personal-best time of 18:3.09 at the JayHawk Invitational, finishing in sixth-place overall ... Ran at the EMU Fall Classic with a time of 19:08.10 to place 22nd.

2011:
Did not compete.

2010:
Ran unattached ... Placed sixth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 18:41.6 ... Finished the Spartan Invitational with a time of 23:08 ... Took home a 10th place finish at the EMU Fall Classic with a time of 18:43.1.

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.