Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews 2013-14 Indoor Season
2014 Track a Field Indoor:Competed in three meets ... Placed eigth in the shot put with a distance of 10.12m and sixth in the weight throw at 14.39m in the Holiday Preview (Dec. 6) ... 25th in the shot put at 10.07m and 21st in the weight throw with a distance of 13.34m at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 24-25) ... Set a career-best throw of 10.13m in the Varsity Apartments Invitational (Jan. 31-Feb. 1), while also placing 10th in the weight throw with a distance of 14.13m.
Outdoor: Competed in six meets ... Opened the outdoor campaign with a 12th place finish in the shot put with a career-best distance of 10.30m, as well as throwing 35.79 in the discus, at the Tulsa Duels (Mar. 21-22) ... At the Vanderbilt Black a Gold (Mar. 28-29), threw 28.40m in the discus and 47.82m in the hammer ... Earned a seventh-place finish in the discus (36.11m) and a sixth-place finish in the hammer with a school-record 49.82m at the Missouri Relays (Apr. 12) ... At the Kansas Relays (Apr. 16-19), recorded a distance of 43.57m in the hammer to finish 16th ... Competed in the discus (37.07m) and hammer (45.38) at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships (May 16-18) to finish 17th and 12th, respectively.
Background Earned eight letters in track and field, softball and basketball at Warrrenton High School ... Set school record in discus as a senior ... Won district and sectional and finished sixth in state meet in discus ... Broke a 30-year-old school record with a mark of 124 feet, seven inches in discus as a junior ... Won district, was second in sectional and 10th at state completion.
Personal Melanie Rae Raterman was born Jan. 29, 1995 in St. Charles, Mo. ... Daughter of Cathy and Terry Raterman ... Has a sister, Briana and brother Ryan, both of whom played sports collegiately ... Brother was on the baseball team at Fontbonne, while sister played softball at Central Methodist ... Major is hospitality and restaurant management.