Melanise Chapman
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Calif.

High School:
Paraclete HS '09

Height:
5-5

Position:
Sprints

Major:
Sociology

2012: BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPION in both 100 (11.67) and 200 (24.09)... Tied or broke her own school records in four events: outdoor 100 (11.67, tied twice), outdoor 200 (24.09, tied), indoor 60 (7.62) and indoor 200 (24.93)... Both outdoor records were set at Big West meet; in fact, hit 11.67 in 100 during both prelim and final heats... Qualified for NCAA West Prelim in both 100 and 200... Hit wind-aided 11.55 in 100 prelim then 11.76 in semis... Posted 24.74 in 200 first round... First broke indoor 60 record with 7.74 in Husky Classic prelim, then reset it to 7.62 in final... Broke 200 record the night before, hitting 24.93 in tough eighth heat.

2011: NCAA West Prelim qualifier in both 100 and 200... Big West Conference runner-up in 100, posting 11.85 in final, 11.79 in prelim... Also placed 4th in 200 (24.52 prelim) and finished 3rd in both relays at conference... Broke two outdoor school records, including her own 100 mark... Went 11.74 at Cal-Nevada meet to break her previous tie with Nicole Theus, then improved to Aggie mark of 11.67 at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major two weeks later... Smashed teammate Ugo Eke's 200 record of 24.41 with 24.09 at Causeway Classic Dual (Eke went 24.36 in that same meet)... Also hit 100 hand time of 11.64 in that meet... Beat 12-second barrier in 100 and 25-second barrier in 200 eight times each.

2010: Set or tied three school records: one outdoor, two indoors... Outdoors, posted winning 11.86 in 100 prelim at Cal-Nevada State Championship to tie Theus' 2006 record... Broke 12-second barrier on two other occasions: at Sac State Open (11.95) and Woody Wilson Classic (11.97), winning each event... Placed 5th at Big West Conference meet in that event (12.21)... Best 200 was wind-aided 24.67 at Cal-Nevada... Hit wind-legal time of 24.81 to place 10th at conference... That mark ranks T5th in Aggie annals... Also ran second leg of 4th-place 4x100 relay at Big West (46.37)... During indoor season, broke Ugo Eke's previous 200 mark with 25.40 at UW Invitational, then improved to a 25.28 at Husky Classic two weeks later... Also went 7.81 in 60 at Husky, tying Kelli Enos' 2003 record.

PARACLETE HS '09: Advanced to finals at CIF state meet in 100 (9th), 200 (6th), 4x100 (6th) and 4x400 (8th)... Personal-best sprint marks of 11.66 in 100, 24.08 in 200 surpass UC Davis records... Won Southern Section D-IV title in 100 (11.66) while finishing close 2nd in 200 (24.21)... Won Alpha League titles in each sprint plus both relays... Exploded from 25.20 to 24.08 from prelim to final at league meet... Closed career with five school records... Also an All-Alpha League performer in basketball... Competed indoors for Fast and Fit club, hitting marks of 7.69 in 60, 25.28 in 200... Graduated magna cum laude... Member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif.... Sociology major... Parents are Kevin & Denise Chapman... Career highlight was reaching state finals in four events... Would create a scholarship for a high school scholar-athlete if she became a millionaire.