|Hometown:||San Dimas, Calif.|
|High School:||St. Lucy's Priory HS|
Came through with a second place finish in the javelin at the UC Riverside Dual Meet with a mark of 120'6. Had a throw of 119'11 at the Brian Clay Invite. In her first conference championship meet, qualified for the finals and went on to take 7th place with a lifetime best throw of 122'2.
Rake graduated from St. Lucy’s Priory High School where she competed under coach Julie Avenetti…Sierra League Champion in shot put in 2010, 2011 and 2012…Discuss League champion in 2012…Also competed in varsity volleyball and soccer.
Melissa Rake was born April 16, 1994 in San Dimas, Calif. to parents Ronald and Catherine Rake…Has one older brother named Brandon…Enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to church, snowboarding, hiking, playing the piano and playing with her doggie… Favorite movie is ‘Stepbrothers’…Enjoys listening to Lana Del Ray…Favorite book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley…Most memorable athletic achievement was receiving highest point earner in 2012…Her parents are her hero…Favorite aspect of college track and field is working hard with the team…Received a black belt in martial arts in 2005…Aspires to pursue international business.
Big West Championships
2013- Javelin, 7th, 122'2/37.24m