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Biography

ROLLISON Melissa

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 13/04/1983
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.66/5'5''
Weight (kg / lbs) 52/115
Events Inscribed   Athletics Women's 3000m Steeplechase
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Women's 3000m Steeplechase

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
22 Mar
19:55
MCG Women's 3000m Steeplechase
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - ROLLISON Melissa (2) 9:24.29 Completed

Place Of Birth Australia
Residence Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Marital Status Single
Occupation Student
International Debut 2000
Coach Nic Bideau
Club Victoria Sports
Recent Results 1st in the Mile - 4:41.51 (Cook Gardens, Wanganui, New Zealand, 11-Feb-2006)

1st in the 3000m Steeplechase - 9:31.30 (Sydney, Australia, 19-Jan-2006)
Australian Championships 2004
3rd in the 5000m
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Injuries Stress fractures in Melissa's feet kept her out of most of the 2002/2003 season. Melissa has also suffered achilles problems.
Other Personal Best:
1 Mile - 4:49.3 (1998)
1500m - 4:09.8 (2002)
2000m SC - 6:25.8 (2000)
3000m - 9:03.6 (2001)
3000m Steeplechase - 9:30.70 (Brisbane, Australia, 04-Sep-2001) Oceania Record
5000m - 15:55.2 (2004)
800m - 2:05.7 (2002)

Season's best:
3000m Steeplechase - 9:31.30 (Sydney, Australia, 19-Jan-2006)

For luck Melissa always carries a 20 cent piece given to her by her sisters boyfriend.

Melissa just missed her Australian record in the 3000m Steeplechase in Sydney in January however she easily reached the A-standard time for Melbourne 2006. Her win of 9:31.30 was just .60 of a second outside the national mark she set in 2001.

Melissa's favourite foods are lasagna and pasta and she likes watching Ally McBeal and Friends.

Melissa holds the current World Junior Record for the 3000m Steeplechase with 9:01.59 run in Iraklio on 04-Jul-2004.

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