Field hockey and women's cross country have record number of honoreers
Iowa women finish fourth, men ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regional
Iowa will compete Saturday in DeKalb, Ill.
Melander earns second team All-Big Ten Honors.
Event set for Sunday in Champaign, Ill.
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).
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|
|800 Meters (O)||2:13.18||at Shamrock Invitational||3/20/10|
|1,500 Meters (O)||4:21.18||at Big Ten Championships||5/14/10|
|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)||9:34.13||Musco Twilight XII||4/23/11|
|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)||16:28.47||Big Ten Championships||5/15/11|
|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|