Melanie Fineman
Melanie Fineman
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newton, MA
High School: Newton South
Position: Distance

At Brown: Out for most of 2011 Cross Country season due to injury.  PRs from high school: 4:53 (1600), 4:57.00 (mile), 2:16 (800), 2:56 (1000), 1:01 (400), 10:59 (2 mile).

Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Newton South High School ... A two-time National Champion (4-by-mile 2009 Indoor & Outdoor Nationals) competing for Newton Centre Athletics and a six-time All-American ... Received All-American honors after a first-place in the 4-by-mile at 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals, first place in the 4-by-mile at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals, second place in the 4x800 at Indoor Nationals, fourth in the sprint medley relay, fifth in the New Blance Nationals. ... A 2010 Division I State Champion in the mile, a two-time Dual County League Champion (two-mile, mile), a three-season captain during her senior year, and earned a total of 12 varsity letters ... Was a Dual County League All-Star 11 times, and a recipient of the Robert Chrusz Dueal County League Sportsmanship Award ... Also received both the 100% Award and the Norm Levine Track & Field Award in 2010 ... Competed in 11 Division I state meets, nine All-State meets, two New England meets, two Northeast Regional Championship meets and competed in seven National meets while attending Newton South.

Personal Records at Newton South:
5k (XC): 18:44
1500: 4:43
3k: 10:26

Personal: Melanie is the daughter of David and Peggy Fineman ... Has a younger sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, Robby ... Concentration is Undecided.