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Melissa Vignetti

Melissa Vignetti


Pittsburgh, PA

High School:

Middle Distance

2007-08: Indoor T/F - Finished 27th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:04.50. Placed 15th in the 800-meter run at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 2:21.74...Finished 12th in the 1000-meter run at the Penn State Open at 3:06.78. Outdoor T/F - Finished sixth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the SRU invite with a time of 12:45.76.

2006-07: XC - Competed at the Big East Championships, placing 123rd and recording a time of 26:10.00...At the CMU Invitational, Vignetti contributed to Pitt's third-place finish and rounded out the Panthers' top-five runners... Comepeted at the Brooks Paul Short Run and finished in 200th at 24:39.00...In the season opening Duquesne Duals meet, Vignetti placed 34th with a time of 21:04.00. Indoor T/F - Placed 28th at the Akron University Invitational in the 800 meters at 2:34.62. Outdoor T/F - At the IUP Open, Vignetti placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 12:06.50...Ran a personal-best time of 2:23.19 in the 800 meters at the Sea Ray Relays...Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:19.91 at the Fred Hardy Invitational.

2005-06: Indoor T/F - Placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Akron Quad...Finished eighth in the distance medley relay and in the top 40 of the 800 meters at the Penn State Challenge Cup...Posted top-40 finished in the 800 meters at both the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and Penn State Open. Outdoor T/F - Placed seventh in the 800 meters at the Nittany Lion Relays...Finished second in the 3,200-meter relay and 26th in the 1,500 meters at the Western PA Championships...Also placed in the top 25 of the 800 meters and 200 meters at the Slippery Rock Invitational.

High School: Undefeated in 2002, 2003 and 2004...Four-time cross country state qualifier...Finished 12th at states in the 400 meters...Competed in the 2000 Junior Olympics and finished fourth in the 800 meters and fifth in the 1,500 meters...Also competed in basketball and softball.

Personal: Daughter of Mario and Maria Vignetti...Has one brother and one sister...Born January 26, 1987...Majoring in business.

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