Friday, April 11, 2014

Elite Heptathlete Among the Best in the Nation

Baldwin Wallace University sophomore All-American long jumper Melanie Winters is proving herself as one of the nation's best NCAA Division III heptathletes.

Winters earned Division III All-Amercan accolades when she placed third in the long jump at the winter national championship meet. She also qualified in the 60-meter dash, 60-meter hurdles and five-event pentathlon and almost qualified on the high jump. Winters opted to compete in the three individual events for the opportunity to score points for her team.

In addition to earning All-America accolades, the sophomore English major was named as the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III Great Lakes Region Athlete of the Year!

Read more about this exceptional student-athlete's accomplishments on the Yellow Jackets athletics website.