Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews 2013-14 Indoor Season
2016 Track & Field Indoor: Competed in five meets… Opened the season finishing third in the weight throw (15.63 meters) and tossing a personal best 11.51 meters in the shot put at the Bob Timmons Challenge (Dec. 4)… Led the team in the weight throw, finishing second (14.62 meters) and finishing fifth in the shot put (10.49 meters) at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 15)… Threw 14.79 meters in the weight throw at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (Feb. 5-6)… Concluded the regular season at the Gorilla Classic (Feb. 12-13) tossing 14.20 meters in the weight throw… Guided the Bears in the weight throw (15.43 meters) at the conference championships (Feb. 27-28) and also threw 11.11 meters in the shot put.
2015 Track & Field Indoor:Competed in five meets ... Opened the season at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 9) with a sixth place finish in the shot put (10.56m) and a fifth place finish in the weight throw (14.19m) ... Threw 15.19m to place 11th in the weight throw at the UAB Green & Gold Invitational (Jan. 24) ... Placed 22nd in the weight throw at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (Feb. 6-7) with a distance of 15.20m ... Earned 13th place in the weight throw at the Purdue Fred Wilt Invitational with a distance of 16.19) ... At the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-Mar. 1), finished in fifth in the weight throw finals with a throw of 13.88m.
Outdoor: Competed in five meets ... Opened the season at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (Mar. 27-28), finishing in third in the discus (33.88m), second in the hammer (45.59m), and fourth in the javelin (33.05m) ... Placed ninth in both the discus with a 37.72m and the hammer with a 46.88m, as well as seventh in the javelin with a 36.77m, at the John McDonnell Invitational (Apr. 10-11) ... At the John Jacobs Invitational (Apr. 17-18), placed 12th in the discus (40.68m) and fifth in the javelin (38.29m) ... Competed in three events at the Arkansas Twilight (May 1), placing second in the discus (39.77m), winning the hammer (49.03m), and earning runner-up in the javelin (40.52m) ... At the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships (May 15-17): Placed 18th in the discus (39.74m), ninth in the hammer with a school-record (51.67m), and sixth in the javelin (39.81m).
2014 Track & Field Indoor:Competed in three meet ... 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.