Jen Melton
Jen Melton
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Clovis West HS
Position: Javelin

UC Santa Barbara

Placed 13th in Javelin at Big West…Posted a best mark in Javelin at Riverside, throwing 39.66m and placing 2nd.

Melton only competed in the 100m hurdles and javelin events this season...Her seasonal best in the javelin measured 114-.25 which she threw at the Cal Poly Dual Meet... Ran a season best time in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.23 which she ran at the All-UC Cup. 

Melton threw 115'0.75" in the javelin at the Gaucho Round-Up for her best mark of the season and new personal best...Melton also competed in the 100m hurdles and ran 15.39 at the Cal Poly Invitational...Her best score in the heptathlon was 3913 at the Mt. SAC/CA Invite.

High School
Competed in the Tri-River Athletic League of the CIF-Central Section...Was All-Conference from 2007-2009, and All-City in 2008...Held a personal best in the 100m hurdles of 15.03...Four year honor roll student.

Daughter of Lauren Chinn-Melton, Peter Melton and David Kawano...Melton is majoring in Asian American Studies..Melton chose UCSB because of its solid track and field program, the coaches and her competitive but friendly teammates...Outside of track, Melton enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, and laying out in the Santa Barbara sun...Many people do not know that she enjoys baking.

Collegiate Career Bests
100m hurdles - 15.39 (Cal Poly Invite, 4/3/2010)
Javelin - 115'0.75" (Gaucho Round-Up, 2/20/2010)