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Track & Field

Melanie Samvalian
Melanie  Samvalian

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Crescenta, Calif.

High School:
Crescenta Valley HS

Last College:
Mt. SAC

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Experience:
1L

LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 48-02.5 (8th all-time)
Discus: 147-11
Hammer: 156-06

LBSU INDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 40-04.5

2015 (Senior): Placed among the top-10 in the shot put and discus at the Big West Championships ... Picked up an individual victory in the shot put at the Big West Challenge ... Recorded a season-best 46-06.75 to finish sixth overall at the Beach Invitational ... Claimed runner-up honors at the Anteater 4-Way Meet ... Tied for second in the shot put and took third in the discus at the California Collegiate Invitational ... Established a lifetime-best 147-11 in the discus ... Notched an indoor season-best of 40-03.5 in the shot put at the Lumberjack Team Challenge.

2014 (Junior): Big West qualifier in the shot put, discus and hammer ... Scored in the shot put with an eighth-place performance ... Recorded a personal-best 48-02.5 at the Triton Invitational ... That mark puts her at No. 8 among the 49ers' all-time top-10 ... Notched an individual victory at the RCC Quad Meet (45-08) and took second at the Big West Challenge ... Had season bests of 156-06 in the hammer and 145-08 in the discus ... Competed in the shot put at the Mountain T's Invitational during the indoor season.

Junior College: Competed on the track & field team at Mt. SAC in 2013 ... Won the shot put at the Southern California Championships and was the runner-up at the California Community College State Championships ... Named the South Coast Conference Field Event Athlete of the Meet after scoring 22 points ... Captured the shot put title, while finishing third in both the discus and hammer ... Established a then lifetime-best 44 feet in the shot put ... Also played one year of basketball at Pasadena City College (2010-11) ... Redshirted the 2012 season.

High School: Two-year letterwinner in track & field at Crescenta Valley High School ... Claimed the Pacific League title in the shot put both years ... Also won four letters in basketball.

Personal: Majoring in consumer affairs.

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