Rachel Melum  
Rachel Melum

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Iola, Wis.

High School:
Iola-Scandinavia HS

Position:
Javelin/Jumps

Birthdate:
10/08/1991


04/13/2014

Gophers Win Four Titles in Georgia

Minnesota won the 4x100m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase at the Spec Towns Invite

03/22/2014

Throwers, Relays Lead Gophers at TSU

Devin Stanford won the hammer throw and the discus to lead Minnesota

01/14/2014

Gophers to Begin 2014 with Northwest Open

Saturday's meet begins with field events at 11 a.m.

12/27/2013

Miller Previews Gopher Throwing Events

Throwing coach Peter Miller is a former Golden Gopher student-athlete

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

Photo Gallery

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete during the indoor season.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed solely in the javelin at five meets • placed ninth with a throw of 137-08 (41.96m) at the Big Ten Championships • recorded a season-best throw of 146-06 (44.66m) for third place at TSU Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Cleared a season-best 5-2.25 (1.58m) in the high jump at the Parents Day Open, finishing sixth • high jumped at the Jack Johnson Classic and MSU Open.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: High jumped a season-best 5-05 (1.65m) to tie for first at the MSU Open • placed second at the Parents Day Open (5-03.25) • took fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational with 5-03 (1.60m).

2012 Season - Outdoor: Won the high jump at the Hamline Invite • cleared a season best of 5-05 (1.65m) at the Bulldog Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Iola-Scandinavia High School • high school coach was Bruce Beyersdorf • three-time Wisconsin Division 3 state high jump champion (2007, 2009 and 2010) • tied the Wisconsin Division 3 record with a jump of 5-9 at the 2009 state meet • won the 2010 title with a leap of 5-7 • also a state competitor in long jump in 2009 and 2010 • three-time Central Wisconsin Conference high jump champion • cross country team MVP twice • cross country captain as a senior • also lettered in basketball and as a statistician in football • WIAA Scholar Athlete • valedictorian of her high school class • National Honor Society member • math league member.

Personal: Born October 8, 1991 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of John and Susie Melum • has older brothers Tyler and Bradley • brother Bradley played football at Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006-07 • enjoys being with friends and family, playing with her dogs, biking, canoeing, and adventures.

Melum's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
High Jump 5-5.00, 1.65m MSU Open (1/28/12)
Melum's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
High Jump 5-5.00, 1.65m Bulldog Invitational (4/14/12)
Javelin 146-6, 44.66m TSU Relays (3/22/14)