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MELISSA ZYLA

Player profile

year
Junior
hometown
Fairfield, N.J.
high school
West Essex Regional

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Third-year member of the distance program…enters falls with momentum-building 5000m race under her belt during 2017 outdoor season…New Jersey native who starred at West Essex Regional High.

2016-17

Cross Country: Competed in a career-high two meets…ran season-best 22:47.7 at the Mountain Dew Invitational…also competed at FSU Invitational. Indoors: did not compete. Outdoors: Saw action in only one meet – Seminole Twilight – and made it count, blasting out a two-minute PB (19:48.92).

 

2015-16

Cross Country: Lined up for her Seminole debut and only fall race at FSU Invitational (22:31.6). Outdoor: posted 21:48.36 5000-meter PB at the Seminole Invitational.

Personal:

Outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society’s for English, social studies and Spanish…a four-year member of the concert and marching band…captained both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams as a senior…2014 state qualifier in the 4×400 and 4×800…did not compete in cross country…grandfather Al Zyla was a three-year pitcher for the Florida State baseball team…born June 20, 1997.