Melissa Buchanan

PositionDistance
Height5-4
HometownGlenwood Springs, Colo.
Prev. SchoolGlenwood Springs HS

Notes:

2010-11: Track: Placed eighth in the 5,000 meter with a time of 19:45.68 at the outdoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … placed 14th in the 3,000 meter with a time of 10:50.43 at the indoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … indoor season bests/3,000 meter-10:50.43, 1,000 meter-3:17.18, 800 meter-2:31.84, the Mile-5:32.72 … outdoor season bests/5,000 meter-18:55.38, 1,500 meter-5:07.81, 3,000 meter-11:23.05


Cross-Country: RMAC All-Academic honor roll ... placed 14th at the Rust Buster Invitational with a time of 16:07.39 ... placed 17th at the Metro State Invitational with a time of 24:04 ... placed 29th at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship with a time of 23:28 ... placed 74th at the North Central Regional with time of 24:18.6

2009-10: Track: Placed 18th in the 800 meter at the RMAC Championship with a time of 2:33.80

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: High School Track ... High chool bests-800M-2:19 Colorado All-State Academic 2009 ... Colorado All-State Academic 2008 ... placed 12th at Colorado Class 4A State Championship, 800M ... placed 6th at Colorado Class 4A State Championship, 800M ... 2006 4A Western Slope Regional Champion, 800M ... member of 4A Western Slope Regional Championship Team, 2007 ... member of 4A Western Slope Regional Team Champion, 2006.

High School Cross-Country ... Placed 161st at 2008 Colorado Class 4A State Championshp, time of 23:27 ... placed 32nd at 2006 Colorado Class 4A State Championship, time of 20:48 ... member of 4A Western Slope League Regional Team Champion, 2008

Personal Notes:

Personal: Major,English-Secondary Education ... parents, Chris Shaw and Kim Shaw Buchanan ... brother, Ryan Buchanan

Stories featuring Melissa Buchanan

May 18, 2011Eight Mountain Lions Named to RMAC All-Academic Teams for Outdoor TrackCOLORADO SPRINGS -  Eight University of Colorado Colorado Springs athletes were named Wednesday to the 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field All-Academic Teams. Lauren Graham was a first-team selection, Brien Hopkins and Jason Shaver were second-team selections and five others were named to the honor roll.Mountain Lions on the honor roll were: Kaitlin Frier, Melissa Buchanan, Sara Kettelkamp, Alan Ford and Casey Weaver.
April 18, 2011Track Team Returns from California Trip with School Records, Personal BestsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team was California dreamin' this past weekend and woke up with another national qualifying mark, four school records and 21 personal bests.
April 12, 2011Graham, Hopkins Named First Team All-AcademicCOLORADO SPRINGS-The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Lauren Graham and Brien Hopkins were named to the 2010-11 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field All Academic First Team, the conference announced Tuesday.
April 9, 2011Cardinale Sets National Qualifying Mark, Four UCCS Records FallBOULDER – Anthony Cardinale earned a provisional qualifying mark for nationals in the long jump Saturday as he and his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teammates competed at the CU Invitational at Potts Field.
March 26, 2011CSU-Pueblo Open Gives Mountain Lions Track Team Chance to ShinePUEBLO – Kaitlin Frier’s second-place finish in the women’s 10,000-meter run highlighted the efforts of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field team at the CSU-Pueblo Open, which was held Saturday at the Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl.
February 25, 2011Graham Sets Conference Record on First Day of RMAC Indoor ChampionshipsKEARNEY, Neb. – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pole vaulter Lauren Graham set a new Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships record as the Mountain Lions competed in the first day of the RMAC Championships Friday at the Health & Sports Center.
February 12, 2011Graham vaults to top spot in nationCOLORADO SPRINGS – Lauren Graham vaulted to first place in the nation as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field team completed its participation at the two-day Air Force Invitational Saturday at the Cadet Fieldhouse.
February 5, 2011Graham, Mountain Lions Fare Well at Division I-Dominated New Mexico ClassicALBUQUERQUE – Lauren Graham matched her season best with a mark of 3.90 meters in the pole vault and three school records fell as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed at the New Mexico Classic, which concluded Saturday.
December 23, 2010English, Seven Others Named to RMAC All-Academic TeamsMike English of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country second-team All-Academic, the conference announced Wednesday. Seven other Mountain Lions were named to the RMAC academic honor roll.
October 16, 2010UCCS Chases Metro StateOut at Washington Park in Denver the skies were clear, blue and almost cloudless. The air had some crispness in it. The grass was long and wet with some remnants of the overnight frost in some shaded areas. It is all the making of classic cross-country conditions. It was also the makings of a great day for UCCS cross-country.
May 11, 2010Graham Wins Pole Vault, Freshman of the Year at RMAC Track ChampionshipsPUEBLO - Lauren Graham of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs not only won the women's pole vault competition at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Tuesday, she also set a new RMAC meet record in the process.
April 24, 2010Severe Wind Advisory in EffectThe wind was the story of the day at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, hosted by Colorado State University. It caused delays, issues and generally made circumstances miserable. It was a much different environment then the wind storm in Greeley three weeks ago. At least in Greeley some good competitive performances were possible. Today, in Fort Collins, was just all about competing well against the field.
April 17, 2010Gomez Takes Flight Amongst Many UCCS Season and Personal BestsSteven Gomez cleared 2.15 meter in the men's high jump at the Colorado State-Pueblo Invitational. The temperature was far from ideal, at about 50 degrees , still Gomez took advantage during the low wind period of Saturday afternoon. He nearly cleared 2.19 meters, but he will have a couple more cracks at that height as Gomez has automatically advanced to NCAA D-II Outdoor Track and Field National Championship in Charlotte N.C., May 27-29.
April 10, 2010Boulder-Sized Tune UpIt was a tune up Saturday in Boulder for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team. Over the next week, UCCS athletes will compete across three different competitions. The competition level will be much higher next week so Saturday many athletes stepped into events they have never done or rarely compete in.
October 10, 2009UCCS men take first, women second at Tom Strandt Memorial RunDURANGO, Colo. - The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Men’s Cross-Country team won the team competition at Tom Strandt Memorial Run on Saturday. The Mountain Lions finished with a team score of 25. Host, Fort Lewis was second with a team score of 36.
September 19, 2009Youthful Mountain Lions get first taste of full-length collegiate raceThe University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Cross-Country teams raced at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Pioneer Park in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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