Melissa Pritchard

Nick name: Mel

Year of Graduation: 2011

Major: Undeclared

Hometown & School: Washington, DC. The National Cathedral School

HS Events & PR's: XC - 5K 20:22. Track - 1600m 5:30, 3200m 11:46

College Events & PR's: XC - 5k 20:08 so far

Accomplishments: Howling like a chimpanzee on a run such that Nicole fell over. HS - cum laude, All-Conference XC '06, 10th at DC/MD Metros meet, team captain XC/track, climbing the highest non-technical summit in the swiss alps.

Interests: The bird boxes on the field loop

Something random: Although the longest recorded flight of a chicken was only 13 seconds, it was 301.5 feet long.

Why you chose Amherst: The courses, location, atmosphere, open curriculum, Five-College system, my visit, and of course Val food.