Melian wins women's 5,000-meters with head-turning performance
2014-15: Indoor: Finished sixth in 10:02.56 in the 3,000-meters at the NYC Gotham Cup (1/16)...hit ECAC-qualifying mark with time of 17:18.31 and placed 19th in 5,000-meters at John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/30)...placed second in the 5,000-meters in 17:07.52 at the America East Indoor Championships (2/20)... took eighth in the 5,000-meter run in a personal-record time of 4:53.60 at the ECAC Championships (3/7). 2013-14: Indoor:Part of the distance medley relay team that placed first at the Gotham Cup (1/10)...finished third in 10:19.42 in the women's 3,000 at the NYU Team Challenge (1/24)...contributed to ECAC-qualifying distance medley relay team that placed third in 11:47.89 at the America East Indoor Championships (2/23). Outdoor:Placed first in 4:48.37 in the 1,500-meters at the Stony Brook Quad Meet (3/29)...part of the 4x800-meter relay team that qualified for the ECACs in 9:15.02 at the Colonial Relays (4/5)...was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:58.02 at the Wolfie Invite (4/19)...placed fourth in the steeplechase in 11:00.13 at the America East Outdoor Championships (5/3).
High School: Five-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at North Shore High School... part of North Shore cross country team that was ranked third in New York in 2010 and 2011...helped lead North Shore to a state championship in 2010 and 2011 in cross country...contributed to team that finished ninth nationally in Nike Cross Nationals during sophomore and junior seasons...part of the indoor 4x1500 relay squad that broke the national record in the event in 2012...four-time all-state selection in cross country...named all-state in the winter and spring 4x800 relay as a sophomore...tabbed all-state in the winter 3000 and spring 2000-meter steeple chase during junior year...won county championship in the 1000, 3000 and 2000-meter steeple chase as a senior...recognized as All-Long Island during junior and senior seasons...named all-country in cross country and winter track five times and spring track four times...High School Athlete of the Year as a senior...holds eighth grade New York State indoor record in the 5000-meter...member of National Honors Society.
Personal: Mathematics major...daughter of Christopher and Donna Caldwell...sister of Michael Caldwell...favorite TV show is Criminal Minds.