Melissa Fairchild
Melissa Fairchild
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wrightwood, Calif.
High School: Serrano High School
Major: Environmental Studies
Residential College: Branford

Collegiate Bests: 

3k (xc) 10:22.2

4k (xc) 14:49.0

5k (xc) 18:45.6

6k (xc) 21:29.5

800m 2:16.81 

1,000m 2:55.62

1,500m 4:34.44

Mile 4:56.61

3,000m 9:53.87

5,000m 17:48.17

High School Bests: 

1,600m 4:54

800m 2:15

3,200m 10:57

3 Mile 16:43 

2017-2018: In cross country, competed at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet, placing sixth on the team and 19th overall...Competed at the Panorama Farms Invitational, placing sixth on the team... Competed at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, placing sixth on the team...Competed at the Heptagonal Championships, placing sixth on the team...Competed at the Northeast Regional meet, placing seventh on the team...In indoor track, competed in the 3,000 meters at the Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia tri-meet...At the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet, competed in the mile run...Ran a personal best in the 3,000 meters at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational...At the indoor Heptagonal Championships, competed in the mile and was a member of the 4x800 meter relay.

2016-2017: In cross country, ran a personal best of 21:29.5 in the 6k at the Paul Short Run...Competed in the Heptagonal Championships... In outdoor track, competed at the HY/OC meet in the mile run...Competed in the outdoor Heptagonal Championships.

2015-2016: In cross country, ran a personal best in the 5k of 18:45.6 at the New England Championships...Also ran a personal best of 10:21.5 in the 3k at the CCSU Mini Meet, finishing first on the team and placing fourth overall...Competed in the 6k at the Heptagonal Championships and the Iona Meet of Champions...Competed in the 5k at HYP… In indoor track, ran a leg in the winning 4x800-meter relay squad at the Yale Season Opener… Ran a personal best in the mile run (4:56.61) at the ECAC Championships… Fourth in the mile run at the Yale Season Opener… Ran a leg in the winning DMR squad at the Giegengack Invitational… Competed in the mile run at the Heptagonal Championship… In outdoor track, placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the Harvard-Yale meet… Won the 1,500-meter run at the Yale Springtime Invitational.

2014-2015: In cross country, ran a personal best in the 6k of 22:09.5 at Lehigh…Ran a personal best of 18:53.1 in the 5k at HYP…Competed at Iona and the CCSU Mini Meet…In indoor track, ran a personal best of 2:55.62 in the 1,000-meter run at Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia, placing fifth…Ran a personal best of 5:04.12 in the mile at the BU Terrier Invitational…Competed on Yale’s seventh-place 4x800-meter relay team at the ECAC Championships…Sixth in the 1,000-meter run at HYP…In outdoor track, ran a personal best of 4:38.81 in the 1,500-meter at the Heptagonal Championships, placing 23rd…Eighth in the 1,500-meter at Harvard-Yale and ninth at the Mark Young Invitational. 

High School Accomplishments: In cross country, four-time league champion...Placed in the top 10 in the Division 2 California Cross Country State Meet four years in a row (2011-2014)…In track and field, league champion in the 1600m, 800m, 3200m and 4x400m relay.