Melissa Budelier
Melissa  Budelier


Stevens Point, Wis.

High School:
Stevens Point Area


Improved Consistency the Goal for MU Women's Cross Country

MU women have 10 returning runners


Marquette Cross Country Names 2012 Captains

Budelier, Sliepka, Maag and Senefeld named co-captains


Men's Cross Country 35th at Wisconsin adidas Invitational

Women placed eighth at the Bradley Classic


Cross Country Sends Split Squads to Bradley and Wisconsin

Men head to Wisconsin Friday, women to Bradley

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013):

600: 1:47.87
Mile: 5:26.85
3000: 10:58.29

800: 2:26.85
Steeple: 11:20.26
5,000: 19:48.74

BIG EAST All-Academic
Cross country team captain
Indoor (Sr.)
: Competed in the mile and the 1,000 meters over the course of the 2012-2013 indoor campaign... Posted personal-bests in the mile and the 1,000 meters, running times of 5:26.85 and 3:06.90 at the Illini Classic (Jan. 19) and the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) respectively ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Sr.): Competed in three events during the 2013 outdoor campaign, including the 100 hurdles, the 400 hurdles and the steeplechase... Placed fourth in the 100 hurdles at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) with a time of 21.41... Posted a new personal-best in the steeplechase at the Oliver Nikoloff Invite (March 29) with a time of 11:20.26... Finished second in the steeplechase at the Huskie / Blue Demon Classic with a time of 11:29.15 ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Sr.): Team co-captain with Christina Sliepka ... Competed in three races during the 2012 campaign... Recorded a 5k personal best in the National Catholic Championships (Sept. 14) with a time of 19:00.3, finishing 56th overall (eighth on MU)... Saw another personal best at the 6k Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) coming in 85th overall (tenth on MU), with a time of 22:44 ... 2012 XC Performance List.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Sr.): Budelier participated in two events during the outdoor campaign, the 60 m hurdles and the mile. At the Milwaukee Dual (Jan.20) meet Budelier finished sixth in the 60 m hurdles with a time of 11.65 ... Finished 14th in the mile-run at the Panther Tune-up (Feb. 17) with a time of 5:29.43 ... 2012 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Jr.): Budelier competed in five events during the outdoor season, including four times in the steeplechase event ... At the Marquette Invitational (Apr.28) placed second in the steeplechase event with a personal-best time of 11:24.34 and also competed in the 800-meter run finishing with a time of 2:28.24 ... Also finished second in the steeplechase at the Lee Calhoun Invitational with a time of 11:39.34 ... Competed in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and the 1,500-meter run at the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) meet ... 2012 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Jr.):Competed in five of Marquette's seven cross country meets as a junior, running twice on the junior varsity squad ... Notched a top 5k time of 19:14.6 at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 16) to finish 18th overall in the JV race ... Ran lone 6k at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 29), finishing 12th on MU (114th overall) in a time of 23:36.11 ...2011 Cross Country Performance List.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): During the indoor season, Budelier ran a 5:20.64 mile at the UWM Dual (Jan. 22) and 10:58.29 in the 3,000-meter run at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 11)... Recorded a third-place finish (5:26.64) in the mile at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 15).
Outdoor (So.): Recorded personal bests in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs, as well as the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor season ... Notched a PR in the steeplechase at the Dr. Keeler Invitational (May 13) ... Won the steeplechase at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 9) ... Personal bests in the 1,500 and 5,000 were 4:52.96 (Gregory Invitational, May 20) and 19:48.74 (DePaul Invitational, April 16), respectively ...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Cross Country (So.):Finished 60th overall at the Wisconsin Badger Classic with a 4K time of 16:10.1...Ran in the National Catholic and the Carthage College Invitationals ...2010 Performance List.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.):
Competed in the 800-meter run during the indoor season, recording a top time of 2:31.19 on Feb. 12 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational.
Outdoor (Fr.): During the outdoor campaign, competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters.
Cross Country (Fr.):Began the 2009 cross country season with a 41st place finish (16:39.62) at the DePaul Invitational and helped MU take first overall...Competed at the Midwest Collegiate Open and ran a 5K time of 21:08.9 and finished 44th overall.

High School: Budelier earned three letters in both cross country and track and field as a prep at Stevens Point Area High School...Named captain of both the cross country and track squads as a senior...Won numerous team awards in both cross country and track and field in addition to many academic awards, including the WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award...Helped cross country team win a conference title as a senior and qualify for the state meet as a junior...In track and field, helped team to an indoor conference and sectional title as a senior and an indoor title as a junior...Outside, helped the track team to a conference, regional and sectional title as a junior...Captured state titles in the indoor 200-meter hurdles as a junior and in the indoor 4x800-meter relay as a senior...Also earned a letter in basketball as a senior...Had the basketball team's hustle award renamed the Budelier Hustle Award in honor of her.

Personal: Budelier was born March 20, 1991 to Cheryl Thompson and Jeffery Budelier in Stevens Point, Wis ... Has three older brothers and one younger sister ... Majors in molecular biology.

Championships History:

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (6k)
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A

NCAA Regionals (6k)
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A
2010 - N/A
2009 - N/A

2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (5k)
35 / 9
2 of 6
9/14 - National Catholic Invite (5k)
56 / 8
3 of 37
9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (6k)
10/12 - Bradley Classic (6k)
85 / 10
5 of 23
10/26 - BIG EAST (6k)
11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) - - -


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