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Melissa Melgarez
Position: Throws
Year: Junior
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
High School: Reynoldsburg
Major: Nursing
Experience: 2 Letters
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Melissa Melgarez
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/18/2009

TFRRS Career Results Link

Indoor Top Performances: Shot Put - 43'-11.25"/13.39m (2/11/12) / Weight Throw - 44'-7"/13.59m (1/14/12) 

Outdoor Top Performances: Shot Put - 43'-9.25"/13.34m (5/4/12) / Discus - 154'-9"/47.16m (5/13/11)

2013 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-Jr.): Competed in six meets ...recorded a season-best shot put throw of 38’-7.5”/11.77m at the Ball State Outdoor Invitational (April 12) to place fifth in the event ... placed sixth in the discus at the Billy Hayes Invitational (May 3) with a season-best discus toss of 140’-4”/42.78m.

2013 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-Jr.): Competed in seven meets ... placed second in the shot put at the IWU Invitational (Jan. 26) with a season-best throw of 42’-6.25”/12.96m … opened the season with a fifth-place showing of 42’-3.5”/12.89m in the shot put at the Hoosier Open (Dec. 7-8).

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-So.): Competed in eight meets ... placed eighth at the Mid-American Conference Championship (May 10-12) in the discus with a career-best distance of 154'-9" (47.16m) ... recorded a career-best shot put of 43'-9.25" (13.34m) one week earlier at the Jack Shaw Classic (May 5) ... won both the shot put (40'-9.5"/12.43m) and discus (146'-5"/44.63m) in BSU's dual meet versus Bowling Green (April 14) ... also won the shot put at the IWU Polar Bear Invitational (March 24) with a throw of 144'-9" (44.13m).

2012 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-So.): Competed in seven meets ... placed 21st in the shot put at the MAC Championships (Feb. 24-25) with a toss of 38'-7.5" (11.77m) ... turned in a career-best shot put throw of 43'-11.25" (13.39m) to place fifth in the event at Hoosier Hills (Feb. 10-11) ... won the shot put at the IPFW Invitational (Jan. 28) with a toss of 43'-1" (13.13m) ... logged a career-best weight throw of 44'-7" (13.59m) to place eighth at the Bowling Green Opener (Jan. 12).

2011 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-Fr.): Placed ninth in the discus at the MAC Championships (May 12-14) with a career-long toss of 154'-9" (47.16m) which ranks as the third-best individual effort in program history ... posted the Cardinals' season-best effort in the shot put with a distance of 39'-6.5" (12.05m) at the Stan Lyons Invitational (April 30).

2011 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Redshirted at Ball State.

2010 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Redshirted at Ball State.

2010 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Led the Cardinals in the shot put with a season-best toss of 41'-9.75" (12.74m) at the Ball State Quadrangular (Feb. 19) ... also posted a career-long weight throw of 42'-5.5" (12.94m) at the meet ... placed 20th in the shot put at the MAC Championships (Feb. 26-27) with a distance of 38'-6.75" (11.75m).

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track & field at Reynoldsburg  ... two-time state champion in the discus (2008 & 2009) ... all-state in the discus in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... four-time all-state in the shot put (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) ... four-time league champion in the shot put and three-time champion in the discus ... three-time team Most Valuable Player ... owns personal-best of 42-08.50 in the shot put and 147-1 in the discus.

PERSONAL: Married Sean Melgarez in July of 2012 ... daughter of Stephen and Diane Dodaro ... has one brother, James ... born Aug. 22, 1990, in Dayton, Ohio ...  majoring in nursing.