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

2017: NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American... Google Cloud Academic All-District... Finished 39th in 23:53.8 at the Purple Valley Classic and 55th at the NEICAAA Championship in 19:10.2... Placed 45th at the Cowbell Classic in 23:05.53 and 12th at the NEWMAC Championship in 19:10.

2016: NEWMAC All-Conference... Finished 14th in her collegiate debut at the Purple Valley Classic, running a time of 22:39.6... Placed 30th at the NEICAAA Championship in 18:33.8 and 58th at the Border Battle with a time of 22:10.6... Finished 11th at the NEWMAC Championship, crossing in 19:17.

Off the Cross Country Trail: 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.