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MaryKate Mellen
Position: Cross Country
Year: Senior
Hometown: Michigan City, Ind.
High School: Michigan City
Major: Telecommunications
Experience: 3 Letters
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MaryKate Mellen
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 09/18/2009

Cross Country Top Times: 5K - 18:08.7 (10/5/12) / 6K - 22:09 (11/9/12)

Indoor Track & Field Top Times: 800m- 2:14.29 (2/15/13) / Mile - 4:50.10 (2/22/13) / 3000m - 9:54.44 (2/8/13) / 5000m - 17:40.89 (1/18/13)

Outdoor Track & Field Top Times: 200m - 29.50 (3/26/11) / 800m - 2:15.46 (4/21/12) / 1500m - 4:33.39 (5/10/12) / 5000m - 17:52.67 (5/13/11) / 3000m Steeplechase - 12:18.65 (4/16/10)

 

 

2012 CROSS COUNTRY (Sr.): Academic All-Mid-American Conference... led the Cardinals in all seven meets ... recorded a career-fast 5K time of 18:08.7 to win the Ball State Invitational (Oct. 5) ... placed second at the 5K IPFW Invitational (Sept. 14) with a clocking of 18:33.85 ... earned a 29th-place finish at the 6K MAC Championship (Oct. 27) with a time of 22:29.0 ... logged a career-best 6K time of 22:09 to place 93rd at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9).

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Jr.): Competed in eight meets ... placed eighth in the 1500m run at the Mid-American Conference Championships (May 10-12) with a finals time of 4:38:02 ... turned in a career-fast time of 4:33.39 in the prelims of the race ... also clocked a season-best time of 18:10.71 in the 5000m run at the MAC Championships ... won the 1500m run four times over the course of the season; 22nd Annual IWU Polar Bear Invitational (March 24), Bowling Green (April 14), Miami RedHawk Invitational (April 28) and the Jack Shaw Classic (May 4) ... earned a career-best 800m run time of 2:15.46 at the Polytan Invitational (April 21).

2012 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Jr.): Competed in seven meets ... ran anchor for the distance medley relay which placed eighth at the MAC Championships (Feb. 24-25) with a time of 11:58.18 ... placed 10th in the mile at the league meet with a career-fast clocking of 4:57.60 ... won the mile run at the Ball State Quadrangular (Feb. 17) with a time of 5:05.49 ... placed second in the 3000m run at the IWU Invitational (Jan. 28) with a career-best time of 10:26.89 ... opened the season with a second-place run of 5:06.80 in the mile run at the Bowling Green Opener (Jan. 14).

2011 CROSS COUNTRY (Jr.): Academic All-MAC ... led the Cardinals in all six meets ... posted BSU's first sub-19 minute 5K run of the season at the Indiana Intercollegiates (Sept. 16), and followed with a season-fast 5K clocking of 18:30.6 at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 1) ... placed 32nd overall at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a season-fast 6K time of 22:16.3 ... turned in a solid 6K time of 22:26.0 to place 90th at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12).

2011 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Competed in six meets ... paced the Cardinals in the 5,000m run with a career-best finish of 17:52.67 at the MAC Championships (May 12-14) ... her season-best clocking of 4:37.39 in the 1,500m run at the Stan Lyons Invitational (April 30) was also the best individual effort on the squad during the season ... turned in a career-fast clocking of 29.50 in the 200m dash at the Polar Bear Invitational (March 26).

2011 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Competed in seven meets ... led the Cardinals in the mile run with a season-best effort of 5:02.94 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 11-12) ... posted the second-best individual effort on the team in the 3,000m run with a season-best clocking of 10:56.19 at the MAC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25-26) ... helped the distance medley relay post a time of 12:26.97 capture first place at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational (Jan. 29).

2010 CROSS COUNTRY (So.): Competed in six of BSU's seven meets ... crossed the finish line with a season-fast 5K time of 19:10.80 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (Sept. 17) ... added a season-best 6K time of 23:32.7 to place fourth among BSU runners and 70th overall at the MAC Championships (Oct. 30).

2010 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Competed in five meets ... led Ball State with a season-fast clocking of 2:18.49 in the 800m run at the Stan Lyons Invitational (April 24) ... her clocking of 4:46.23 in the 1,500m run at the Pacesetter Invitational (May 1) was also BSU's top individual performance of the season ... turned in a career-fast time of 12:18.65 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Lenny Lyle / Clarke Wood Invitational (April 16).

2010 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Competed in seven meets ... anchored the Cardinals' distance medley relay which placed eighth at the MAC Championships (Feb. 26-27) with a time of 12:08.42 to earn one point ... posted the Cardinals' second-fastest individual time in the mile run with a clocking of 5:06.61 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4-6) ... her time of 18:41.63 in the 5,000m run at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 22-23) was also the second-best individual effort for a BSU runner during the season ... clocked in at 11:13.73 in the 3,000m run at the BGSU Challenge (Jan. 16) to rank third on the team ... won the mile run at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational (Jan. 30) by crossing the finish line in 5:16.17.

2009 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.): Competed in all five meets ... posted a season-fast 5K time of 20:01 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 2) ... clocked a season-best 6K time of 25:21.7 at the Sam Bell Invitational (Oct. 17) ... BSU's third-best runner at the weather-shortened 3K Ohio University Invitational (Sept. 26) with a time of 11:36.10.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track & field and three-year letterwinner in cross country at Michigan City ... named Third Team All-State and All-Conference twice in cross country ... utilized a career-fast 5K time of 19:03 to place 33rd at the 2008 Indiana state meet ... earned all-conference honors in the 1,600m run in 2008 ... owns career-best in the 800 (2:22), 1,600 (5:08) and 3,200 (11:13).

PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Beth Mellen ... full name is Mary Kathryn Mellen ... has two brothers, Max and Jacob, and one sister, Jordon ... born May 20, 1990, in Michigan City, Ind. ... majoring in telecommunications.