Rachel Melum  
Rachel  Melum

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Iola, Wis.

High School:
Iola-Scandinavia HS

Position:
Javelin/Jumps

Birthdate:
10/08/1991


02/21/2015

Gophers Earn Four Titles at Parents Day Invite

Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota

02/18/2015

Gophers to Honor Seniors at Parents Day Invite

Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the 2015 season this Saturday

02/14/2015

Gophers Earn 16 Career Bests at Iowa State

Eight Gophers recorded career-best times in the 800m and mile at the Iowa State Classic

02/12/2015

Iowa State Classic Up Next for Gophers

Minnesota will compete at the Iowa State Classic and the St. Thomas Showcase this week

01/28/2015

Gophers to Host Jack Johnson Classic

The Gophers are in action at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse Friday and Saturday

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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)