Women's Cross Country

Melinda Eshelman - blank


Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:

Melinda Eshelman

Personal Records:
5K -- 19:38.57
400m -- 1:02
1500m -- 4:59.57
800m -- 2:24

2008: Placed 35th in the Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener, running 4K in 15:42.38... Ran 25th at Commodore Classic finishing in 19:38.57... Ran a 19:50.62 (5K) at Louisville Classic... In lone 6K race, finished in 24:27.1 at Pre-Nationals meet.

2007: Finished 156th at the Greater Louisville Classic and 134th at the Chile Pepper Festival.

High School/Prep:
Earned four varsity letters ... HS team received all-state accolades in the 4x800.

Melinda Anne Eshelman ... Born May 8, 1987 ... Parents are Steve and Susan ... Has an older brother and a younger sister ... Major is biomedical engineering with a minor in mathematics ... Completed three marathons in two years ... Enjoys biking and baking.

Off the Course with Mel:

My favorite athlete: Kara Goucher

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: My stuffed animal

Dream vacation: A trip to Egypt

Best concert I've ever attended: Rites of Spring

Favorite restaurant: Braxton's Seafood

First job I had: Lifeguard

Favorite "non-school" related reading material: "Bourne" series by Robert Ludlum

My day can't start until: I've had at least one cup of coffee.

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