Iowa women finish fourth, men ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regional
Melander earns second team All-Big Ten Honors.
Event set for Sunday in Champaign, Ill.
UI senior sets a good example during her final year of competition
Iowa returns to action Oct. 30 at the Big Ten Championships
2012 -- Indoor - placed third in mile (4:57.77) at Adidas Classic, sixth in 3,000 meters (9:34.84) at Iowa State Classic and 14th in 3,000 meters (9:42.00) at Big Ten Championships.
2011 -- Indoor - runner-up in 3,000 (9:17.09) and 5,000 meters (16:15.67) at Big Ten Championships, posting team-leading and collegiate-best times... the 3,000-meter time ranks fourth and the 5,000-meter time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 800 meters (2:12.73) at Iowa Open... anchored distance medley relay to second place (11:24.47) at Razorback Invite... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa.... Outdoor - placed 15th in 5,000 meters (16:08.63) at NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America honors... placed fifth in 5,000 meters with collegiate-best and team-leading 16:04.46 at NCAA West Regional... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 5,000 (16:12.01) and 10,000 (35:05.10) meters at Big Ten Championships... the 10,000-meter time led team and ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XII with team-leading 9:29.89... ran on runner-up 6,400-meter relay that clocked 19:17.52 at the Drake Relays, which ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed seventh in 1,500 meters (4:22.94) at Drake Relays... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 21st at Big Ten Championships (20:52-6,000 meters) and 43rd at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:15-6,000 meters)... placed fifth at Loyola Lakefront Invite (17:33-5,000 meters) and posted a 21:12 (6,000 meters) at Adidas Invite... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.
2010 -- Indoor - ran collegiate-best, provisional qualifying mile at Big Ten Championships (4:42.70), which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran provisional qualifying 3,000-meter at Meyo Invite (9:32.09)... ran lead leg on provisional qualifying distance medley that placed third at Big Tens (11:25.01)... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... Outdoor - placed third at Big Tens in 1,500 meters with team-leading collegiate-best 4:17.75, which ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed 10th in 1,500 meters at NCAA Regional (4:20.20) and 15th at NCAA Championships (4:19.75)... won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XI with a team-leading collegiate-best 9:22.63, which ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite with a team-leading 16:32.34... ran lead leg on second-place 6,400-meter relay (19:05.63) and fourth-place 3,200-meter relay (8:54.45) at Drake Relays... 6,400-meter time set a school record and the 3,200-meter relay time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... Cross Country - earned all-region and second-team all-Big Ten honors... placed ninth at NCAA Regional, running a collegiate best time of 20:22 in 6,000 meters to earn a NCAA Championships bid... the time ranks fifth in school history... placed 66th out of 253 competitors at NCAA Championships (21:06)... led team at Big Ten Championships, placing eighth in 6,000 meters (20:36)... was team's top finisher at Pre NCAA Invite, placing 34th in 6,000 meters (20:54)... ran a collegiate best time of 17:28 in 5,000 meters at Notre Dame Invite to finish 45th... ran a collegiate best in 3,000 meters at Iowa Invite (10:18), placing third... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... finished second in 3,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (20:24)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.
2009 -- Indoor - ran third 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 time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... led team in mile (4:51.75) at Iowa State Classic... ran 4:52.35 mile at Big Ten Championships... ran collegiate-best 600 meters (1:35.42) at Iowa Invite and season-best 800 meters (2:16.67) at Jack Johnson Classic... Outdoor - ran a team-leading 4:24.11 in 1,500 meters at NCAA Championships prelims... placed fourth in 1,500 meters (4:25.98) at NCAA Midwest Regional to earn all-region honors and a NCAA automatic bid... qualified for regional meet in 1,500 meters (4:24.91)... placed 10th in 1,500 meters (4:27.39) at Big Ten meet, running a 4:24.91 in the prelims... ran team-leading and collegiate-best 800 meters (2:11.69) at Illinois Invite... ran lead legs on team-leading 3,200-meter (8:53.81) and 6,400-meter (19:36.43) relays at Drake Relays... those times both rank fourth all-time at Iowa... Iowa's women's track Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 26th at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 21:29 (6,000 meters)placed 26th at Big Ten Championships with a season-best 21:29 (6,000 meters)... placed 44th at NCAA Regional (21:57) and 46th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (21:33)... won Hawkeye Invite with a season-best 10:20 (3,000 meters)... placed 37th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (17:52)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2008 -- Cross Country - ran season bests in 3,000 meters (10:41) at Hawkeye Invite, 5,000 meters (17:34) at Auburn Invite and 6,000 meters (21:37) at NCAA Midwest Regional... placed 39th at Big Ten Championships (22:03) and 40th at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:06)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.
High School -- four-time state champion in track, earning four all-state honors... cross country team won state title her senior year after placing second in 2006... set school records in 800 (2:11) and 1,500 meters (4:33), and as part of 3,200 (9:17) and distance medley relays (4:02)... won 1,500 meters (4:35) and set new 3,200-meter relay record (8:58) at 2006 USATF Nationals... also competed in swimming and basketball... honor roll student, earning academic excellence medal... cross country team MVP as a junior... coaches were Father Jim Kirby and Larry Weier.
Personal -- born March 24, 1990... daughter of Steve and Ann Flood... international studies major.
|Flood's Collegiate Bests|
|600 Meters (I)||1:35.42||Iowa Invite||2/19/10|
|800 Meters (I)||2:12.73||Iowa Open||1/15/11|
|800 Meters (O)||2:11.69||at Illinois Invite||5/2/09|
|1,500 Meters (O)||4:17.75||at Big Ten Championships||5/14/10|
|Mile (I)||4:42.70||at Big Ten Championships||2/27/10|
|3,000 Meters (I)||9:20.09||at Big Ten Championships||2/27/11|
|3,000 Meters (O)||9:22.63||Musco Twilight XI||5/1/10|
|3,000 Meters (CC)||10:18||Iowa Invite||9/18/10|
|5,000 Meters (I)||16:20.67||at Big Ten Championships||2/27/11|
|5,000 Meters (O)||16:04.46||at NCAA West Regional||5/28/11|
|5,000 Meters (CC)||17:28||at Notre Dame Invite||10/1/10|
|6,000 Meters (CC)||20:22||at NCAA Regional||11/13/10|
|10,000 Meters (O)||35:05.10||Big Ten Championships||5/13/11|