About Mel

2014 Lifestyle_3

Personal Information

  • 17th September 1990
  • 173cm
  • 66kg

Background

I have lived in Canberra all my life, with my mum Bev and dad Mike. Athletics started for me at age 5, at Tuggeranong Little Athletics Club, I wanted to start because my older brother Matt was doing it and as the younger sister I just wanted to do everything he did! From there I developed a love for the sport, especially sprinting. I guess the event picks you, and in that sense 100m picked me, I loved it probably because it was the shortest race and it was over the quickest, but for whatever reason I ran the 100m when I was younger I am now really glad I did.

I attended St Anthony’s Primary School where I developed many great friendships that I am grateful to say I still have today, from there I went on to attend MacKillop Catholic College, now known as St Mary MacKillop College as Mary MacKillop was made a saint. My time at school was great; I had such a supportive and encouraging environment around me from the staff to my fellow class mates. I graduated Year 12 in 2008 and it was a good feeling to have finished my Year 12 certificate after the time spent away at World Juniors in 2008 and my level of commitment to my athletics.

Favourite

  • Food: Nasi goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)
  • Dessert: Chocolate
  • Movie: Eat, Pray, Love
  • T.V Show: Bones
  • Song: Pharrell Williams, Happy

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Level 3 Athletics Coach Event Group – Sprints and Relays
  • Level One Strength and Conditioning
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