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McKenzie Melander
McKenzie Melander

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview

Position:
Distance

07/31/2012

Hawkeyes Earn Academic Honors

Women's team nabs eighth straight honor while 13 Hawkeyes earn individual accolades

07/11/2012

34 Hawkeyes Earn Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award

Hart, Bernhard, Cubelic and Dunn post perfect 4.0 grade-point averages

06/14/2012

8 Hawkeyes Earn All-America Honors

Doris and Sowinski named first team All-Americans

06/09/2012

Melander Takes 14th in 5,000

The Hawkeyes finalize competition at the NCAA Championships.

06/08/2012

Sowinski, Doris Reach Victory Stand

The Hawkeyes compete in day three of the NCAA Championships.

06/09/2012

NCAA Track & Field Championships

NCAA Track & Field Championships Saturday, June 9, 2012 Des Moines, Iowa

05/13/2012

B1G Track & Field Championships

B1G Track & Field Championships Sunday, May 13, 2012

05/11/2012

B1G Track & Field Championships

B1G Track & Field Championships Friday, May 11, 2012

04/26/2012

103rd Annual Drake Relays

103rd Annual Drake Relays Thursday, April 26, 2012

04/21/2012

Musco Twilight XIII

Musco Twilight XIII Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 -- Indoor - placed seventh in 3,000 meters (9:29.71) and 11th in 5,000 meters (16:51.53) at Big Ten Championships... both times were collegiate bests and the 3,000-meter time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... placed third in mile at New Year's Classic (4:52.33) and fourth at Adidas Classic (4:57.92)... placed fourth in 3,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (9:33.76)... Outdoor - led team in 3,000 (9:21.59), 5,000 (15:57.13) and 10,000 meters (34:29.83)... Big Ten 5,000-meter champion (16:14.03), placing second in 10,000 meters with a collegiate-best 34:29.83... the 10,000-meter time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... placed second in her section with a collegiate-best 5,000 meters (15:57.13) at LSU Invite, which ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed 12th in 5,000 meters at NCAA West Preliminary (16:26.06) and 14th at NCAA Championships (16:44.78)... won 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best and meet record-setting 9:21.59 at Musco Twilight XIII... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed third with a collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:20.22) at Drake Relays, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... anchored team-leading and Drake Relays champion 6,400-meter relay (19:16.73)... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... Capital One Track & Field Academic All-District honoree... Iowa's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - set school mile record (4:39.78) at Notre Dame Last Chance Meet to earn spot at NCAA Championships... second team All-American, placing 15th in mile (4:49.21) at NCAA Championships... placed eighth in mile (4:46.09) at Big Ten Championships... ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships (11:22.44)... that time ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed fifth in mile (4:42.54) at Iowa State Classic... Outdoor - led team in 1,500 meters (4:21.35)... placed sixth in 5,000 meters with a collegiate-best 16:28.47 and eighth in 1,500 meters (4:29.65) at Big Ten Championships... the 5,000-meter time qualified for NCAA West Regional and ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... placed third in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 9:34.13 at Musco Twilight XII, which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... placed fourth in 1,500 meters (4:21.35) at Drake Relays... placed fifth in 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite (16:30.63) and 30th at NCAA West Regional (16:49.47)... ran third leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays in 19:17.52, which ranks third all-time at Iowa... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - all-region honoree, placing 11th at NCAA Midwest Regional (21:17-6,000 meters)... earned All-Big Ten honors, placing 13th with a collegiate-best 20:41 (6,000 meters) at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... Iowa's top finisher at Adidas Invite, placing 44th in 20:51 (6,000 meters)... placed sixth at Loyola Lakefront Invite (17:37-5,000 meters)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - anchored provisional qualifying distance medley that placed third at Big Ten Championships (11:25.01)... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... ran season-best mile at Big Ten meet (4:47.17)... Outdoor - ran second leg on school-record setting 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (19:05.63)... ran a collegiate-best 1,500 meters at Big Ten meet (4:21.18), a time that ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran second leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (8:54.45), which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... competed in 1,500 meters at NCAA West Regional (27th, 4:26.94)... ran collegiate-best 800 meters at CCU Shamrock (2:13.18)... ran season-best 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite (16:42.79)... won 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight XI (4:28.77)... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed fifth at Iowa Invite (10:26-3,000 meters) and 27th at NCAA Regioanl (20:56-6,000 meters) with season best times... placed 34th at Big Ten Championships (21:14-6,000 meters) and sixth at Hawkeye Invite (10:38-3,000 meters)... also rank at Notre Dame Invite (18:05-5,000 meters) and Pre NCAA Invite (21:22-6,000 meters)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third in 11:27.34 at Big Ten Championships to provisional qualify for NCAA meet... that relay time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran season bests in mile (4:51.76) at Iowa State Classic and 3,000 meters (9.55.53) at Meyo Invite... Outdoor - placed seventh in 1,500 meters (4:30.83) at NCAA Midwest Regional to earn all-region honors... placed ninth in 1,500 meters at Big Ten meet (4:27.36), running a regional qualifying 4:26.99 in the prelims... ran second leg on team-leading 6,400-meter (19:36.43) relay that placed third at Drake Relays... that relay time ranks fourth in school history... ran 800 meters (2:14.90) at Illinois Invite... USTFCCCA all-academic team honoree... letterwinner... Cross Country - ran at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (18:07)... Academic all-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2008 -- Cross Country - ran season bests in 3,000 meters (10:56) at Hawkeye Invite, 5,000 meters (17:45) at Auburn Invite and 6,000 meters (22:57) at Big Ten Championships... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- cross country conference champion as a junior, winning regional title as a sophomore... placed third at state cross country meet junior year... ran on third-place 3,200-meter relay at state meet senior year, placing second in 1,600 and 3,200 meters as a junior... team won state title senior year... eight-time all-conference and five-time all-state in cross country and track... set school records in 1,600 meters (4:59.25), 3,200 meters (10:52.32) and cross country 4,000 meters (14:28)... five-time academic all-state... three-time most valuable distance runner on track team and two-time cross country team MVP... two-year letterwinner in ice hockey... four-year academic letterwinner... graduated with high honors, as an AP scholar... 2008 Wendy's High School Heisman award winner... National Honor Society member... coach was Jorjean Fischer.

Personal -- born October 12, 1989... daughter of Mark and DeeDee Melander... speech and hearing science major.

Melander's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (O) 2:13.18 at Shamrock Invitational 3/20/10
1,500 Meters (O) 4:20.22 at Drake Relays 4/28/12
Mile (I) 4:39.78 at Notre Dame Last Chance 3/5/11
3,000 Meters (I) 9:29.71 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/12
3,000 Meters (O) 9:21.59 Musco Twilight XIII 4/21/12
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:26 Iowa Invitational 9/18/10
5,000 Meters (I) 16:51.53 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/12
5,000 Meters (O) 15:57.13 at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:37 at Loyola Lakefront Invite 10/1/11
6,000 Meters (CC) 20:41 at Big Ten Championships 10/30/11
10,000 Meters (O) 34:29.83 at Big Ten Championships 5/11/12
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