Jenna Melanson
Jenna Melanson
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Woodland, Wash.
High School: La Center
Position: Distance
Major: Biological Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mile - 5:15.08
3,000m - 10:24.56
5,000m - 18:29.10

400H - 1:09.61
3,000m SC - 10:41.30
5,000m - 17:48.82

2017-18: USTFCCCA All-American (Outdoor - 3,000m Steeplechase)... NCAA Qualifier (Outdoor - 3,000m Steeplechase)... New England D3 Champion (Outdoor - 3,000m Steeplechase)... All-New England (Indoor - 3,000m, Outdoor - 3,000m Steeplechase)... NEICAAA 3,000m Steeplechase... NEWMAC Champion (3,000m Steeplechase)... NEWMAC First Team All-Conference (3,000m Steeplechase)... Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American... Google Cloud Academic All-District... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Competed in 12 meets... Finished eighth in the 3,000m steeplechase in a season-best time of 10:41.30 at the NCAA Outdoor Championship... Was third in the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship and won the New England D3 Outdoor Championship in the steeplechase... Won the steeplechase at the NEWMAC Championship and was sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 1:09.61... Placed sixth in the 3,000m and 11th in the 5,000m at the New England D3 Indoor Championship.

2016-17: USTFCCCA All-American (Outdoors - 3,000m Steeplechase)... NCAA Qualifier (Outdoor - 3,000m Steeplechase)... NEWMAC Champion (3,000m Steeplechase)... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in 10:44.81 after placing first in the preliminaries... Won the D3 New England Outdoor Steeplechase and NEWMAC Steeplechase titles, including a time of 10:51.98 at New Englands... Was 10th in the 3,000m at the D3 New England Indoor Championship in 10:27.63 and won the mile in 5:16.68 at the Tufts Stampede.

Off the Track at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering with a minor in literature... Earned the National MS Society Scholarship and the Hadden Scholarship... Did a UROP in the Shalek Lab, doing longitudinal profiling of B and T cell transcriptomes during multiple sclerosis immunotherapy.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in cross country and four-year letterwinner in track and field at La Center High School, where she also played soccer... Holds the school record in the 1,600, 3,200, 5K, 100-meter high hurdles and the 2,000-meter steeplechase... Finished fourth in the WIAA 1A Championship in the 1,600 and sixth in the 3,200 meters... Finished seventh in the state in cross country... USATF JO Regional Champ in the 2,000-meter steeplechase... Member of the National Honor Society... Senior class president and NHS president... Honor roll student... Received the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Scholarship, the National MS Society Scholarship, the Hadden Scholarship and the Walden M. Groves Scholarship.