PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Individual season bests included a time of 2:40.49 in the 800m and a 5:57.52 in 1500m ... Competed at five invitationals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with high honors in 2010 from Menlo-Atherton High School where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner in the 300 hurdles and cross country ... Clocked a time of 22:10 on the XC course at Crystal Springs ... Received team's "Most Improved" award as a senior and was voted "Most Inspirational."
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... Biology major ... Daughter of Tina Melendez ... Sister to Heather.
FAVORITES: Cristiano Ronaldo (pro athlete) ... Los Angeles Lakers (pro team) ... Catcher in the Rye (book) ... Jersey Shore (TV show) ... Blink 182 (musical artist) ... Garlic bread (food) ... Swimming (sport besides running) ... Hobbies include traveling.