USC looks sharp in final tune-up before hosting next week's dual meet against UCLA
Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans enjoy a big first day against top-notch competition
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Boyd wins twice and Novy and Olonade post school all-time top 10 marks
THIS YEAR: Sophomore Melia Cox didn't tale long to demonstrate her impact on the program as she posted USC's eighth-farthest triple jump of all-time and finished her freshman season just outside the top 10 in the 100m HH.
2012: Cox won the women's triple jump with a PR of 41-8.50 (12.71m) at the Trojan Invitational on March 24...that jump moved her into eighth place on the USC female all-time triple jump list. She placed third in both the 100m HH (13.78) and triple jump (40-6.25) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29. Placed seventh in the 100m HH in a tight battle at the Pac-12 Championships with a season-best time of 13.49...finished 10th in the triple jump with a best leap of 40-7.75. Finished in 18th place in the triple jump with jump of 41-3.75 at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas.
High School: Cox helped lead her Long Beach Poly HS team to the state title as she won the 300m IH and placed second in the 100m HH at the California State Meet. Won the California Masters Meet and CIF Southern Section 100m and 300m hurdles titles. She has a best time of 13.34 in the 100m HH and 40.94 in the 300m hurdles. Cox also placed third at the state meet in the triple jump and has a best jump of 41-2.75. Cox finished fourth at the U.S. Junior Championships in the 100m HH with a time of 13.64 and won the Nike Nationals and broke her meet record in the 100m HH with a time of 13.71.
Personal: Melia was born on Nov. 23, 1993 in Long Beach, Calif...She was an honor roll student all four years at Long Beach Poly...She has been involved in clean-up projects in the Long Beach community...Is undecided upon a major at USC...Lists her favorite movies as The Proposal and Sepbrother and favorite musicians as Chris Brown and Drake...Likes to shop in her spare time.
CAREER BESTS: 100m HH -- 13.34 300m IH -- 40.96 Triple Jump -- 41-8.50