Melissa McKinley

Height5-7
HometownHermiston, Ore.
Prev. SchoolHermiston HS

Notes:

Cross Country Took Fifth place on the team and 10th place overall at the inaugural Rust-Buster Invitational with a time of 16 minutes, 16 seconds

2007-08: Track: Named second-team all-RMAC in the 800m for the indoor track season ... finished second in the 600m at the CSM Joe Davies Open Jan. 26 ... placed third in the 800m at the CSM All-Comers Feb. 16 ... finished fifth in the 800m at the RMAC Indoor Championships Mar. 1 ... placed fourth in the 800m at the Tom Benich Track Classic Apr. 5 ... finished fourth in the 1500m at the Jack Christiansen Invite Apr. 26.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Led Hermiston High School (Oregon) to a second-place finish at the 2007 state track and field meet ... ran the 5k in 19:48 ... set Hermiston HS 800m record ... won the 2007 IMC district championship in the 800m ... won the 3000m at the Grandview Invitational in 2007 ... finished fourth in the 800m at state championship in 2007 ... ran the 3000m in 11:43 in 2007 ... finished third in the 800m at districts in 2006 ... led the track team to district championships in 2004-2006 ... led her team to a 5th place finish in cross country at state in 2004 ... led team to a second-place finish in cross country at state in 2006 ... won the Most Inspirational, Outstanding Senior Award 2007.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Criminal Sociology ... parents are Despina Burt and Steve McKinley ... has three siblings, sisters Sofia and Charlotte and brother Eric ... enjoys running, socializing, eating and laughing.

Stories featuring Melissa McKinley

October 4, 2009Payne Wins Rocky Mountain Shootout, Both Teams Take FourthBOULDER – In her most recent competition, Shannon Payne was impressive in an NCAA Division I cross country meet. Saturday, she did herself one better.
May 10, 2008Vazquez, Pinter Lead the Way at Emporia State Twilight QualifierEMPORIA, Kan. - Alex Vazquez took second place in the men's 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field team Saturday at the Emporia State Twilight Qualifier, the Mountain Lions' final tuneup before nationals.
May 6, 2008UCCS Has Many Positives in Final Day of RMAC ChampionshipsWith the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships ending today, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished with a conference champion who also qualified for nationals, seven new school records, eight all-conference (All-RMAC) performers, and even an athlete that competed with one shoe.
April 26, 2008UCCS Competes in Heptathlon and Decathlon for First TimeFor the first time, UCCS competed in the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 in Fort Collins. Josi Heer and Carl Lum both established school records in the events.
April 19, 2008KU Relays Wind Down on Saturday AfternoonWith four days of competition in the books, the KU Relays ended, and the UCCS track team can take a breather. The three unusual races that they competed in today were more for practice and training for upcoming events.
April 18, 2008UCCS Competes in Rare Event, Lousy Weather at KU RelaysLAWRENCE, Kan. - As temperatures dropped into the 30's at the KU Relays, Branson Bartlett, Chris Reynolds, Dan Pinter, and Alex Tiernan competed in what University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Mark Misch called "a very rare event"- the 4x1-mile relay.
April 17, 2008Payne Earns Qualifying Time for Nationals at Kansas RelaysEven with the rain, the cold, and the lightning, Shannon Payne earned a provisional qualifying time in the 10,000 meter run at the KU Relays. Payne's qualifying time was 36 minutes, 19.43 seconds, and the provisional qualifying time is 37:30.00.
April 12, 2008UCCS Women's Track Team has Breakthrough PerformancesWith winds gusting at around 25 miles per hour through the track and field area at Colorado College Invitational, Mountain Lions Kelsey Barry and Melissa McKinley made a switcheroo and had highlight performances in events that were unusual to them.
April 5, 2008Vazquez Takes Third, Nearly Qualifies for Nationals in 800Alex Vazquez almost had a nationally qualifying time in the men's 800-meter run today at the UNC Tom Benich Invite in Greeley, CO.
March 29, 2008Bartlett's Win in the 5,000 Highlights UCCS at Upton MeetFORT COLLINS -- Branson Bartlett took first place in the men's 5,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field teams competed Saturday at the Rob Upton Invitational at the Hansen Field Event Area.
March 1, 2008Seven School Records Fall as UCCS Finishes RMAC ChampionshipsKEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday with seven school records, five all-RMAC performances and several personal records.
February 29, 2008Payne Earns National Qualifying Time During First Day of RMAC MeetKEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women scored 20 points during the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday at the Health and Sports Center.
February 16, 2008Heer's Busy Day, Payne's Win are Top Stories at Mines MeetGOLDEN -- Josi Heer had a very busy Saturday.
February 9, 2008Men and Women's Relay Teams Rewrite RecordsThe UCCS men's and women's 4x440 relay teams set new school records at the Don Barrett Air Force Invitational Saturday, records that were previously set just one week prior.
February 2, 2008UCCS Relay Teams Set New School Records at Air Force InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Both the Men's and women's 4 X 400 relay teams set new University of Colorado at Colorado Springs school records Saturday on the final day of the Air Force Invitational at the Cadet Field House.
February 1, 2008Mountain Lions Make Strides at Air Force InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Kaitlyn Frier took second place in her heat of the women's mile run Friday at the Air Force Invitational at the Cadet Fieldhouse.
January 26, 2008Freshman Runners Stepping Up at First Track Meet of the SeasonFreshman Melissa McKinley took second place in the 600-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the CSM Joe Davies Open in Golden.
January 14, 20082008 Season PreviewThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team has produced several All-Americans over the past 10 years. During that same period, however, the UCCS women have never finished higher than fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet and the men have finished either last or next to last every season.
May 30, 2007cross country/track sign sevenUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country/track coach Graeme Badger announced the signing of seven athletes to National Letters of Intent Wednesday.
April 21, 2007Men's Track Competes in Both Fort Collins and AlamosaAlex Vazquez took fourth place in the 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday at the Travis McKinley Open in Alamosa.
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