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 Lywanna Melvin

Indoor Top Performances: Shot Put - 36'-7.5"/11.16m (2/12/10) / Weight Throw - 50'-4.5"/15.35m (2/18/11)

Outdoor Top Performances: Shot Put - 33'-4"/10.16m (3/27/10) / Discus - 124'-4"/37.90m (April 2) / Hammer - 146'-10"/44.75m (5/13/12)

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Jr.): Competed in eight meets ... placed 20th in the hammer throw at the Mid-American Conference Championships (May 10-12) with a mark of 125'-9" (38.32m) ... scored a season-best hammer throw of 142' (43.28m) at the Jack Shaw Classic (May 4) ... won the hammer throw in BSU's dual meet versus Bowling Green (April 14) with a toss of 134'-1" (40.88m) ... also placed fourth in the discus versus BGSU with a season-best effort of 119'-9" (36.50m).

2012 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Jr.): Competed in two meets ... placed 10th in the shot put at the Ball State Quadrangular (Feb. 17) with a throw of 31'-10.25" (9.71m).

2011 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Placed 18th in the hammer throw at the MAC Championships (May 12-14) with a toss of 146'-10" (44.75m) ... logged a career-best throw in the discus with a distance of 124'-4" (37.90m) at the Mike Pohlein Invitational (April 2) ... recorded a season-best effort in the shot put with a distance of 32'-3.75" (9.85m).

2011 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Led Ball State in the weight throw with a distance of 50'-4.5" (15.35m) at the Ball State Open (Feb. 18), which was also a career-best effort ... placed 18th at the MAC Championships (Feb. 25-26) in the weight throw with a toss of 49'-1.75" (14.98m) ... logged a season-best throw in the shot put of 32'-10.25" (10.01m) at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational (Jan. 29).

2010 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Competed in just the first meet of the season, the Polar Bear Invitational (March 27), posting a career-best effort in the shot put (33'-4"/10.16m) and a season-best effort in the hammer throw (112'/34.15m) ... the efforts ranked second and fourth on the squad, respectively.

2010 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Ranked third on the squad in the shot put with a career-best throw of 36'-7.5" (11.16m) at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 12) ... also tallied BSU's third-best effort in the weight throw with a distance of 44'-6.75" (13.58m) at the Ball State Quadrangular (Feb. 19).

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track & field over her career, competing at Bowling Green High School her final two seasons ... picked up two team Most Valuable Player awards over her career ... placed fourth in the discus at the Ohio State Meet in 2009, while placing ninth in 2008 ... placed sixth in the discus at the Georgia State Meet in 2007 ... broke three school records over her career ... collected personal-bests of 134-10 in the discus and 36-8 in the shot put ... also earned one letter in softball.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Deion and Beverly Melvin ... full name is Lywanna Lashea Danielle Melvin ... has one sister, Sherese ... born June 26, 1991, in Aurora, Ill. ... majoring in exercise science/physical therapy.
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
High School: Bowling Green
Major: Ex Science/Physical Therapy
Experience: 3 Letters
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