Women's Track


  Melissa Henderson
Melissa Henderson


Abington, Mass.

High School:


XC / Distance

Cross Country: 1999: Earned her third straight All-Atlantic 10 honors with an eighth place finish in the A-10 Championships...Finished among the top four UMass runners in the final three meets of the season...

1998: Among the top five Minutewomen in each race...Earned All-Conference honors, placing sixth in the Atlantic 10 Championships...

1997: Placed sixth overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (19:04) to earn All-Conference honors...Consistently UMass' third or fourth top runner throughout the season...

Indoor: Member of the third (11:58.64) and fourth (12:01.27) fastest distance medley teams in UMass history...

1998-99: Placed second in the 3000m at the Terrier Classic, running a career-best 10:15.18...Member of the distance medley relay team that placed first in both the New England Championships and the Atlantic 10 Championships...Also ran a 3:39 lead leg 1,200 meters in the eighth place distance medley relay at the ECAC's...Placed fifth in the 3000m at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10:17.59)...

1997-98: Member of Atlantic 10 Championship distance medley relay team (12:20.06)...Distance medley relay won the New England Championships (12:01.27)...

Outdoor: Member of the fastest distance medley team in UMass school history (11:52.29)...

1999: Placed sixth in the 3000m at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10:29.32)...Member of the distance medley team that broke the school record, placing seventh at the Penn Relays...

1998: Set personal best in the 3,000 meters...Member of fourth place 4x800 meter team at the Atlantic 10 Championships...

At Abington: Set school cross country record (16:51 on 2.85 mile course) and track records in the mile (5:21) and two-mile (11:38)...Named All-Scholastic by the Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise...A South Shore League All-Star in both track and basketball...

Personal: Born January 1, 1979...Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences...Daughter of Alfred and Betty Henderson.

Henderson's Career Bests
3000m 10:15.18 - Mile 5:11.24


    Event Calendar

    May 26
    at NCAA East Preliminary Championships (Day 1) 10:00 AM
    May 27
    at NCAA East Preliminary Championships (Day 2) 10:00 AM
    May 28
    at NCAA East Preliminary Championships (Day 3) 10:00 AM
    June 8
    at NCAA Championships (Day 1) 9:00 AM
    June 9
    at NCAA Championships (Day 2) 9:00 AM
    June 10
    at NCAA Championships (Day 3) 9:00 PM
    June 11
    at NCAA Championships (Day 4) 9:00 AM
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