|Hometown:||San Antonio, Texas|
|High School:||Boerne-Samuel V. Champion HS|
2012 OUTDOOR TRACK (JUNIOR): Placed third at the Fred Duckett Classic with a season-best time of 11.55.73 and finished with a 10th-place finish at the conference championships.
2012 INDOOR TRACK (JUNIOR): Finished in the top five for the Islanders in the women’s 3k with a time of 11:10.29 at the McNeese State Cowboy Indoor Meet (1/13) … clocked a time of 5:37.22 in the women’s one mile at the McNeese State Cowboy Indoor Meet (1/13) … posted a personal-best time of 5:37.21 in the women’s one mile at the Jeff Davis Bank McNeese Indoor Meet (2/3).
2011 CROSS COUNTRY (JUNIOR): Helped lead the cross country team to a first-place finish at the conference championships ... placed in the top 10 in the 5k at the Islander Splash ... named the Islanders Cross Country Outstanding Team Member ... earned the Lee Denmon III Islanders Award for her community service and classroom excellence.
2011 OUTDOOR TRACK (SOPHOMORE): Placed first in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:00.74 at the Cactus Cup (3/19) placing her in seventh on the Islanders women’s top 10 … placed first at the Texas State Invitational (4/15) in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:09.44.
2011 INDOOR TRACK (SOPHOMORE): Two top 10 performances at the McNeese Cowboy Indoor Meet (1/14) … placed fifth in the 800 meter run and seventh in the one-mile run … finished 22nd at the Howie Ryan All-Comers (2/4) in the one-mile run.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ran for head coach Dave Fulkerson at Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School in Boerne, Texas … advanced to the cross country state meet all four years ... finished runner-up her freshman year, third her sophomore year and fourth her junior and senior years … during her senior season she came in fourth place in the 1600-meter with a time of 5:06 … named track MVP in 2008 and 2009 … named cross country MVP in 2008 and Rookie of the Year in 2005 … holds the individual school record in the 1600-meter, 3200-meter and the 800-meter … lettered in soccer in 2006 and 2007.
PERSONAL: Born Melissa Jones on Aug. 2, 1991, in San Antonio, Texas … parents are Michael and Lee Jones … has two older siblings, Michelle and Emily … major is kinesiology - sport management.