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Melissa June
Melissa  June

Hometown:
Massapequa, N.Y.

High School:
Saint Anthony's

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
06/06/1996

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

05/13/2017

Women's Track BIG EAST Championships (Day 1)

Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.

On June: Terrific performer for the Wildcats in the sprint events ... As a freshman was the anchor of a 4x100 meter relay group which holds the three fastest times in school history, including the current 4x100 record of 45.95 which was set on April 11, 2015 ... Ranks fourth on the all-time Villanova performance list in the 60 meters (7.63), as well as eighth in the 100 meters (12.29) and tied for 10th in the 200 meters (24.76) ... Fierce competitor who is a six-time scorer at the BIG EAST Championships ... Should be a steady presence during meets for the Wildcats this season.

2017 Outdoor: Competed at five meets during the season and ran in three events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Scored team points individually with a seventh place finish in the 100 meters and also was a part of the Wildcats fourth-place finish in the 4x100 meter relay ... Came in seventh in the preliminary heats of the 100 meters with a time of 12.46, then posted a time of 12.56 in the final ... Also recorded a time of 25.83 to finish 12th in the preliminary heats of the 200 meters ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay which recorded a time of 48.70 ... Ran the 100 meters in 12.68 and also competed on one of the 200 meter legs of the sprint medley relay at the Colonial Relays ... Villanova finished third in the sprint medley race,, and the team's time of 4:02.42 ranks fifth in school history ... Doubled up in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational, the Larry Ellis Invitational and the Haverford Invitational ... Registered times of 12.56 and 26.28 at the Sam Howell meet, finished in 12.57 and 26.09 at the Larry Ellis meet and tallied a pair of first-place finishes with times of 12.53 and 25.54 at the Haverford Invitational.

2017 Indoor: Competed in the 60 meters and the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Reached the final of the 60 meters and tallied a team point with an eighth place finish ... Finished seventh in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters with a season-best time of 7.80 and crossed the finish line in 8.12 in the final ... Recorded a season-best time of 25.58 in the preliminary heats of the 200 meters ... Made her season debut at the Nittany Lion Invitational, where she recorded times of 8.04 in the preliminaries of the 60 meters and 26.43 in the 200 meters ... Tallied times of 7.86 and 25.71 at the Villanova Open, as well as 7.87 and 26.01 at the FastTrack National Invitational.

2016 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2015-16 Indoor: Scored for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST Championships by placing seventh in the 60 meters ... Tallied a time of 7.83 in the final after ranking sixth in the preliminary heats with a time of 7.81 ... Ran the 60 meters, the 200 meters and the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn State National ... Registered a time of 7.87 in the preliminaries of the 60 meters, came in 16th with a time of 25.69 in the 200 meters and led off the 4x400 meter relay which posted a time of 3:56.64 to finish in 11th place ... Recorded times of 7.81 in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters and 25.97 in the 200 meters at the Great Dane Classic ... Opened the season by winning the 60 meters in a season best time of 7.77 and also finishing as the runner-up in the 300 meters with a personal best time of 41.13 at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2015 Outdoor:
Anchored a 4x100 meter relay lineup which set a school record and currently owns the top three times in the relay in school history ... Was the anchor of a quartet which also included Shanice Grant, Varonica Johnson and Emerald Walden ahead of her ... The group set the current school record of 45.95 in a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... The other top times in the Wildcats record book are 46.18 and 46.34 ... Those times came in first place finishes at the Princeton Open and the Colonial Relays, respectively ... The relay quartet also finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships (47.06) and came in 33rd in the preliminary heats at the Penn Relays (47.78) ... Finished seventh individually in the 100 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted times of 12.27 in the preliminary heats and 12.41 in the final at the conference meet ... Also registered a time of 25.27 in the 200 meters to finish 13th in the preliminary heats ... Established a personal best time of 12.11 in the 100 meters and tied for a first place finish at the Princeton Open ... Openeed the season at the Colonial Relays, where she competed in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters in addition to running the 4x100 relay and the sprint medley relay ... Came in 10th in the 200 meters (24.97) and tied for 14th in the preliminaries of the 100 meters (12.30) ... Ran one of the 200 meters legs in the sprint medley relay and the Wildcats finished second in the relay with a time of 4:00.04 ... Recorded times of 12.30 in the 100 meters and 27.12 in the 200 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.

2014-15 Indoor: Enjoyed a breakthrough season in her collegiate debut ... By the end of the season ranked third in school history in the 60 meters as well as ninth in the 200 meters, including fifth on the Wildcats indoor 200 meters list ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 60 meters and helped Villanova win its second straight team title at the conference championships ... Came in third in the final at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 7.74 ... Stood in sixth place after the preliminaries, when she came in fourth in her individual heat with a time of 7.76 ... Also competed in the preliminary heats of the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing third in her heat and ninth overall with a time of 25.17 ... Tallied her top time of the season in the 60 meters at the Gotham Cup, where she placed sixth in the final with a time of 7.63 ... Had been in 10th place after recording a time of 7.74 in the preliminary heats ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she came in second in the 60 meters (7.87), sixth in the 300 meters with a time of 41.94 and also ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 meter relay ... Villanova finished fifth in the relay with a time of 4:10.83 ... Came in eighth in the 60 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational (7.72) and was 22nd at the Penn State National (7.78) ... Produced a season-best time of 24.76 in the 200 meters at the Valentine Invitational meet ... Came in 14th in the 200 meters at the Gotham Cup (25.30) and was 13th at the Penn State meet (25.37).

Saint Anthony's High School: Earned four varsity letters in track & field ... Two-time winner of the sprint medley relay at the Millrose Games ... Placed third in the 100 meters at the 2013 outdoor state championships ... Placed second at the indoor state championships in the 4x400 meter relay in 2013-14 ... Helped lead the team to both a league and a city championship ... Represented the United States in a select group at the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Relay ... Named MVP and was a Catholic School League MVP in 2013-14 ... Chosen as an All-American in the sprint medley relay ... Member of the 2013 Long Island Newsday Elite team ... Two-time honoree of the Saint Bonaventure Award and earned the Duns Scotus Award in 2011 ... Member of the academic Honor Roll.

Personal: Born 6/6/96 in Queens, N.Y. ... Parents are Michael June and Tabitha Coleman ... Siblings are Malachi, Matthew, Demarius and Mikhail ... Majoring in Cognitive Behavior and Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology.

PERSONAL BESTS

60 Meters                  7.63                    2015 Gotham Cup
100 Meters 12.11 2015 Princeton Open 200 Meters 24.76 2015 David Hemery Valentine Invitational
300 Meters 41.13 2015 Jack Pyrah Invitational

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                       2015 (60 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

School Record Holder                               4x100 Meter Relay (Anchor) - 45.95 (April 11, 2015)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                         2014-15, 2015-16

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

60 Meters                  3rd                     2015 Indoor
4x100 Meter Relay 4th 2015 Outdoor, 2017 Outdoor
60 Meters 7th 2016 Indoor
100 Meters 7th 2015 Outdoor, 2017 Outdoor
60 Meters 8th 2017 Indoor

Schedule