Melissa Salerno, Rocky Point Class of 2004, has qualified for the 2012 USA Olympic Trials in the 1500 meter run.
Her time of 4:12.82 at Stanford University Sunday enables her to compete for a spot at the 2012 London Olympics. She is currently sponsored by New Balance.
Salerno, a 2008 graduate of Fordham University, earned multiple school and conference honors in her four years on the Cross Country team. In her years at , she was a member of the varsity cross country, track and soccer teams. She holds the school record for most consecutive state meets with nine and was the team MVP for indoor and outdoor track four times, while receiving the honor three times for cross country.
The accomplished athlete also earned All-State, All-County and All-League four times in indoor track, three times in cross country, and once in outdoor track. She served as team captain for the three teams in her final two years in Rocky Point, and was a member of the National Honor Society.