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Melissa Fairey

Melissa Fairey - Women's Cross Country - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Hometown Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Last School Wando
Year Senior
Melissa Fairey - Women's Cross Country - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2017 Track
Indoor: Registered a career-best time in the mile of 5:05.77 at the Commodore Invitational … Competed in the 3000m at the ACC Championships, crossing the line with a time of 9:57.80. Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket invitational with a lifetime-best performance of 4:36.64 … Took fourth at the Penn Relays in the 10,000m with a time of 34:50.77 … Finished fifth in the 10,000m at the ACC Championships, earning All-ACC second team honors.

2016 Cross Country:
Raced in three meets … finished sixth in the head-to-head meet with Kennesaw State with a 5k time of 18:48.3 … also raced at the Roy Griak Invitational and at the NCAA South Regionals.

2016 Track:
Indoor: Finished 16th in the 3000m at the Music City Challenge with a personal-best time of 9:51.66 … Finished seventh in the 3000m at the Commodore Invitational with a time of 10:01.51. Outdoor: Won the 5000m event at the Tiger Track Classic with a time of 17:07.95 … Finished eighth in the 10k at the Penn Relays with a time of 35:14.56 … Finished 15th in the 10k at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 37:45.55.

2015 Cross Country:
Competed in five events during the 2015 season … Won the JSU/Struts Invitational with a 4k time of 14:38.6 … Finished 60th at the Commodore Classic with a 5k time of 18:12.5 … Finished 84th at the ACC Championships with a time of 22:21.4.

2015 Track:
Indoor: Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:56.87 at the Samford University Invitational … Improved that time to a career-best 9:52.73 at the ACC Championships. Outdoor: Placed eighth at the Raleigh Relays in the 10,000 meters with a PR time of 34:48.56 … Ran the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays and placed eighth … Logged a PR in the 5,000 meters (16:52.71) at the Georgia Tech Invite for eighth place … Recorded a PR in the 1,500m (4:37.51) at the Georgia Spec Towns Invite.

2014 Cross Country:
A top five point scorer for Georgia Tech in all six meets … Recorded a season-best 5K at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational with a time of 17:45 … Placed second for the Yellow Jackets at the Upstate Invitational (18:01) … Finished with a 6K time of 21:48 at the ACC Championships … Ran a career-best 6K at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 21:18.

2014 Track:
Indoor: Ran the mile in 5:12.56 at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic … Tallied a time of 10:12.78 in the 3,000 meters at the Samford Invite … Ran a season-best 5,000 meters in her first collegiate race in a time of 17:45.39 at the Vanderbilt Invite. Outdoor: Set personal bests in the 1,500 meters (4:47.13), 5,000 meters (17:20.53) and 10,000 meters (36:02.97).

2013 Cross Country:
Finished third for Georgia Tech at the Louisville Classic 5K with a season-best time of 18:36 … Also finished the NCAA South Regional with a personal-best 6K time of 21:58.

High School:
Lettered all four years of high school in cross country and in one year of track under coach Marie Domin … Member of state championship-winning cross country teams in 2009 & 2011 … Named all-region in cross country freshman through senior year, and all-state her senior year … Winner of the region individual cross country championship in 2011 & 2012 … Holder of the US Association of Track & Field Junior Olympics South Carolina state record in the 3000m (10:45; 2013) … Graduated in the top one percent of her class and was named a National AP Scholar … Also active in National Honor Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta.

Full name is Melissa Mayer Fairey … Born July 25, 1995 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. to Wayne and Linda Fairey … Sister to Anna, Caitlyn and Kristin … Ran her first 5K at the age of six … Chose Tech because of the engineering program, track and cross country program and location … Majors in mechanical engineering.

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