Melissa Hidalgo
Melissa  Hidalgo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pompton Lakes, N.J.

High School:
Pompton Lakes

Height:
5-2

Event:
Distance

Major:
Accounting

As a Sophomore (2015-16): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track- 3K meters: took home a gold medal at the Bill Ward Invite (Dec. 8) in a time of 11:16.60 … set a personal-best indoor time of 11:04.01 and finished 11th at the Princeton’s Women’s Triangular Meet … Outdoor Track- 5K meters: finished third at the Stony Brook Invite (April 23) in a time of 18:30.33 … set a personal-best time of 18:27.81 at the BIG EAST Championships (May 14) … 3K meters: finished 11th in a personal-best time of 10:44.77 at the Princeton Outdoor Invite (April 16).

As a Freshman (2014-15): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 1000-meters: ran a season best time of 3:39.15 in the 1000-meters at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet to finish ninth (Jan. 9) … Outdoor Track – 4x400-meter relay: participated in this event just once during the year and took home a gold medal at the Coach Omeltchenko Invitational with a time of 4:11.66 (April 19) … 800-meters: ran a season best time of 2:33.69 at the Coach Omeltchenko Invitational to finish fourth (April 19)

At Pompton Lakes:Captained her cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams as a senior ... guided the Cardinals cross country squad to its first-ever winning record ... achieved a 5K personal best of 21:48 ... received all-country honorable mention status in every season at the varsity level.

Personal:Has foursiblings; Cynthia (28), Stephanie (26), Alexandra (25) and Cesar (22) ... cousin Martin Hidalgo played soccer for the Peruvian national team ... hobbies include tweeting, blogging, reading, cooking, running and working out ... participated in the Environmental Club, school newspaper and Future Business Leaders of America while at Pompton Lakes.

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