Track & Field

Melanie Joerger
Melanie Joerger


Thousand Oaks, CA

High School:
Thousand Oaks HS


Record Breaking Weekend

Three school records fell on Friday and Saturday, including two on the men's side and one on the women's.


Joerger Wins 3000m, Lions Set PRs at Pomona-Pitzer Race

Junior Kevin Joerger wins the 3000-meter at the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Race.

At LMU...

In cross country... WCC All-Academic honorable mention... ran a season best 21:29.5 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational... 5k season best 18:59.9 at the Mark Covert Classic... placed 37th overall in 22:55 at the West Coast Conference Championships... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll... In track... best times included 4:57.00 in the 1,500m at the Triton Invitational, 10:22.00 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular and 17:48.97 in the 5,000m at the Ben Brown Invitational...

In cross country... ran in three 5k races... personal best of 18:25.0 at the UC Irvine Invitational... ran in four 6k races... personal best of 22:10.50 at the West Coast Conference Preview Meet... in track... personal best in the 1500m with a time of 4:49.99 at the Oxy invitational... recorded LMU's 13th fastest time and personal best in the 3000m with a time of 10:14.90 at the West Coast Quadrangular... set LMU's 19th fastest time and personal best in the 5000m with a time of 18:01.41 at Ben Brown Invitational...

High School...
Graduated from Thousand Oaks High School... ran cross-country and track for four years under coach Keena Carstenson... varsity athlete in cross-country and track for three years... named All-Ventura County in cross-country as a junior and senior... All-Marmonte league as a senior... ran the 3 mile in 17:07 at Woodbridge for PR... 5k PR of 18:03 at Woodward Park... named Most Improved (2008-2010), Most Reliable (2009), Runner of the Year (2010-2011)... All-Marmonte league as a junior in track... PR in 3200m in 10:57 and 1600m in 5:15 on the track... named Outstanding Distance Runner (2012)... received Superintendent's highest academic honor... named Ventura County Scholar Athlete of the Year... ran with her brother Kevin and Sam Worley in high school... ran against Kelli Sugimoto in high school... covered as a high school athlete by the Ventura County Star, Los Angeles Daily News and the Thousand Oaks Acorn...

Personal... Melanie Jean Joerger was born April 10, 1994 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. to parents Bonnie Talcott and Scott Joerger... father Scott ran cross-country and track... has two brothers, Kevin, who also runs for LMU Cross Country & Track, and Brian who runs cross-country and track at Thousand Oaks High School, and one sister Lexi... volunteered with Thousand Oaks Flyer youth track, tutor at Park Oaks Elementary, served as Lighthouse Church Worship Leader and Vacation Bible School counselor... considered the University of San Francisco and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before deciding to go to LMU... chose LMU because it was "the most affordable, had a great team, and I love everything about it"... a business-finance major.


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