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 Melissa Yap
Melissa Yap 669529

2013 Outdoors: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Opened the season by clearing 10’8 in the pole vault at the ASU Invitational on March 22…Placed second in the pole vault (10’6) at the Roadrunner Invitational on April 5…Took home the bronze medal in the pole vault (10’8¾) at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships on April 13…Won her third career MAAC Outdoor Championship in the pole vault on May 4, clearing a season-best 11’2½. 

2012-13 Indoors: Selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Cleared 10’10 to win the pole vault competition at the Manhattan College Opener on Dec. 1…Had a season-best clearance of 10’11¾ in the pole vault at the NYC Gotham Cup on Jan. 11…Took second in the pole vault (10’8) at the NYU Team Challenge on Jan. 19…Won the silver medal in the pole vault (10’10) at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 24…Claimed third career MAAC Indoor Championships gold medal in the pole vault on Feb. 15, leaping 10’10.

2012 Outdoors: Earned a place on the MAAC All-Academic squad for the second straight year…Finished fifth in the pole vault (10’8) at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships on April 13…Cleared 11’1¾ to capture the silver medal in the pole vault at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 5.

2011-12 Indoors: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Placed fifth in the pole vault (10’10) at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 26…Had a season-best clearance of 11’3¾ in the pole vault at the Giegengack Invitational on Feb. 3…Captured the silver medal in the pole vault (10’11¾) at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 17.

2011 Outdoors: Selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Captured first place in the pole vault (11’5¾) at the Lions Invitational on April 30…Had a career-best clearance of 11’8 to defend her title in the pole vault at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 7…Tied for seventh place in the pole vault (11’6¼) at the ECAC Outdoor Championships on May 13.

2010-11 Indoors: Earned a place on the MAAC All-Academic Team…Cleared 11’1¾ to secure first place in the pole vault at the season-opening Yale Lidlifter Invitational on Dec. 4…Tied for fourth place with a 10’11¾ clearance at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 28…Defended title in pole vault by clearing 10’10 at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 18…Qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 5) in the pole vault for the second straight year.

2010 Outdoors: Cleared 10’8¼ at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 19…Won the pole vault competition at the MAAC Outdoor Championships (May 2) with a clearance of 11’1¾…Competed at the ECAC Outdoor Championships on May 14.

2009-10 Indoors: Captured second place in the pole vault (10’6) at the Manhattan College Opener on Dec. 1…Finished in a three-way tie for second place at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 29 with a clearance of 10’6…Cleared 10’10 to secure second place at the Manhattan Invitational on Feb. 11…Jumped 10’11¾ to take the gold medal at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 19…Qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 6) in the pole vault.

Before Manhattan: Won the silver medal in the pole vault at the 2010 Empire State Games…As a senior at Hamburg High School, finished fifth in the pole vault at the indoor state meet, then placed sixth in the state outdoors…Took 21st place at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships.

Personal: Daughter of William and Karen…Majoring in finance…Born on August 16, 1991.

Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Orchard Park, N.Y.
High School: Hamburg
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