Melanie Plattner
Melanie Plattner
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fort Lee, N.J.
High School: Fort Lee

Career Achievements

• 2015, 2016, 2017 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team

Career Highlights

2017: As a senior, one of five runners to compete in all seven races…ranked second on the team in 5k average time (20:35) and third in 6k average time (25:02)…finished second in the team’s season-opening 2-mile dual meet at Wheaton…recorded a career-best time of 19:13 at the 5k Saratoga Invitational on September 30…crossed the finish line with a time of 26:13 at the 6k Connecticut College Invitational on October 14…placed 34th with a time of 20:05 at the 5k NEWMAC Championship on October 29…set a new 6k personal best in her final collegiate race with a time of 23:51 at the NCAA New England Championship on November 11.

2016: As a junior, competed in five of six races…recorded two top-30 finishes and finished second on the team in  average time in both the 5k (21:43) and 6k (26:44)…came in 26th with a time of 22:09 at the 5k Smith Invitational on September 10…placed 58th with a season-best time of 21:17 at the 5k NEWMAC Championship meet on October 29…recorded her best 6k time of the year (26:10) at the NCAA New England Championship meet on November 12 at Westfield State.

2015: As a sophomore, competed in three races…finished second on the team with average times of 20:12 in the 5k and 25:08 in the 6k…made her season debut with a 5k time of 20:13 to finish 83rd at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational…posted a season-best time of 20:12 at the 5k NEWMAC Championship on November 1…crossed the finish line with a personal-best time of 25:08 at the 6k NCAA New England Championship on November 14.

2014: As a first-year, competed in seven races and had one top-10 finish…was third on the squad with average times of 21:41 in the 5k and 26:44 in the 6k…came in eighth with a time of 20:44 in her collegiate debut, the 5k New England College Invitational on August 31…recorded her fastest time of the fall (19:56) to finish 79th at the 5k UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on September 20…finished with a  time of 20:37 at the Westfield State 5k on October 11…finished 72nd with a time of 21:23 at the NEWMAC Championship on November 1.