Rachel Melum  
Rachel Melum

Class:
Junior

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: Named team captain.

2013 Season - Indoor: Cleared a season-best 5-2 1/4 (1.58m) in the high jump at the Parents Day Open, finishing sixth • also high jumped at the Jack Johnson Classic and MSU Open • Academic All-Big Ten selection. Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2012 Season - Indoor: High jumped a season-best 5-5 (1.65m) to tie for first at the MSU Open • placed second at the Parents Day Open (5-3 1/4) • took fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational with 5-3 (1.60m). Outdoor: Won the high jump at the Hamline Invite • cleared a season best of 5-5 (1.65m) at the Bulldog Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor 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 • plans to major 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.

CAREER BESTS
Event Mark
Meet
High Jump, Indoor 5-5 (1.65m) MSU Open (1/28/12)
High Jump, Outdoor 5-5 (1.65m) Bulldog Inv. (4/14/12)
Javelin 137-6 (41.91m) Arkansas Inv. (3/31/12)