Melissa

Ogbourne

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Jumps
Class: Freshman
City/State: St. Catherine, Jamaica
High School: St. Jago HS
Major: Human Resource Education & Workforce Development
Experience: High School

Bio

Events: LJ (IN: 19-11 ¾; OUT: 20-4 ½), TJ (IN: 43-5; OUT: 43-8)

2-time All-American
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the SEC's premier triple jumpers during her four-year career at LSU from 2008-11 ... Finished her career ranked No. 6 outdoors (43-8) and No. 7 indoors (43-5) on LSU's all-time performance list in the triple jump ... A two-time All-American in the event for the Lady Tigers ... Earned outdoor All-America honors in 2010 and indoor All-America honors in 2011 ... Scored a total of 69 points in her career while competing at the SEC Championships between the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Finished as the SEC runner-up in the triple jump three times during her career, including two indoor All-SEC honors in 2010 and 2011 and one outdoor accolade in 2011 ... A standout in the classroom in her four seasons with the Lady Tigers as a two-time College Sports Information Directors of America All-District VI Second Team selection ... Also a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011
An All-America performer in the triple jump during her senior season in 2011 ... Jumped 43 feet, 1 inch for a seventh-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas ... Earned a second All-America honor as a Lady Tiger with her performance ... Qualified for the national meet by setting a 2011 indoor seasonal best of 43-2 ½ in a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the Razorback Invitational in January ... Picked up her second career All-SEC honor in the triple jump during the indoor season as she finished in second place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a top mark of 42-8 ... Scored five more points for the Lady Tigers with a fourth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with her seasonal best of 19-9 ½ ... Helped lead the Lady Tigers to their first SEC Indoor team championship since 2008 ... Also won the triple jump title at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (41-5 ¼) in her season opener ... Also competed in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished in 13th place at the national meet with a series-best mark of 41-8 ¾ in the prelims ... Earned a spot in the national semifinal by setting a wind-legal seasonal best of 42-8 ¼ in a fourth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. ... Also earned all-conference accolades during the outdoor season with a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships, where she posted a season best wind-aided mark of 43-2 ¼ ... Added two more points at the SEC Outdoor meet with a seventh-place finish in the long jump with her mark of 19-9 ¾ ... Scored a total of 10 points at the SEC Outdoor meet to help LSU win its fourth team title in five years ... Won the women's triple jump title at the Penn Relays (42-10 ¾w) ... Also won the triple jump at the LSU Tiger Relays (42-9 ¾w) and LSU Invitational (42-6 ¾) during the outdoor season ...  Earned a second-place finish in the triple jump at the Jamaican National Senior Championships (42-11) after the collegiate season ... Named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District VI Second Team as one of the team's leaders in the classroom ... Also selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in an outstanding collegiate career ... Chosen as the 2011 recipient of LSU's Jesse Owens Athletic Award as the minority student-athlete on campus with the highest grade-point average.

2010
Emerged as one of the premier jumpers in the Southeastern Conference with her performance during the 2010 season ... Earned her first career All-America honor during the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. ... Recorded a wind-aided mark of 43-10 while scoring four points for the Lady Tigers at the national meet ... Also recorded a new wind-legal personal best of 43-8 during her series at the NCAA Championships ... Earned a spot in the national semifinal of the triple jump with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (43-7 ¾w) ... Nearly earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships (43-1) ... Scored a total of 25 points for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Championships during her junior season ... Was the team's top point scorer at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Earned her first career All-SEC honor with a second-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor meet, posting an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 42-9 ½ ... Added six points with a third-place finish in the long jump with an indoor seasonal-best mark of 19-11 ... Set a new lifetime personal best in the triple jump with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 43-5 to win the event title at the LSU Twilight ... Also recorded NCAA provisional marks in the triple jump at the New Mexico Invitational and New Balance Collegiate Invitational with matching marks of 41-8 ½ ... Carried that momentum into the outdoor season when she scored 11 points at the SEC Outdoor Championships to help lead the Lady Tigers to their third team title in four seasons ... Nearly earned All-SEC honors with a third-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor meet (42-1 ¼) ... Finished in fourth place in the long jump at the conference meet with a jump of 20-4 ¼ ... Competed in both horizontal jumps at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. ... Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the Penn Relays with a wind-legal outdoor seasonal best of 42-1 ¼ ... Matched her lifetime PR in the long jump with a legal mark of 20-4 ½ in a sixth-place finish at the Texas Relays ... Honored for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Second Team ... Was also selected a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll again for the second-straight season.

2009
Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season with the Lady Tigers in 2009 ... Made her first career appearance in the triple jump at the  NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Earned a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet with a wind-aided mark of 42-0 ¾ ... Qualified automatically for the NCAA meet with a third-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Shattered her overall personal best in the triple jump with a wind-legal mark of 43-2 ¼ at the regional meet ... Won the college division of the triple jump at the 115th Penn Relays with a wind-aided mark of 42-6 ¾ ... Also won the college division of the long jump at the Penn Relays with a wind-aided mark of 20-0 ½ ... Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Scored eight points for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Outdoor meet with a third-place finish in the long jump (20-4 ½) and a seventh-place finish in the triple jump (40-6) ... Seasonal-best mark of 20-4 ½ in the long jump was also a personal best ... Competed in the long jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, where she finished in 12th place with a jump of 19-9 ... Competed only in the long jump during the indoor season ... Posted an indoor seasonal best of 19-10 ¼ at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (19-9 ¾) ... Scored a total of 13 points SEC competition during the 2009 season ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2008
Proved to be one of the premier young jumps prospects in the Southeastern Conference with her performance in 2008 ... Earned three Freshman All-SEC honors as the highest freshman finisher in her respective events at the conference meet ... Was a Freshman All-SEC performer in both the long jump and triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished seventh in the long jump at the indoor conference meet with a new overall personal-best mark of 19 feet, 11 ¾ inches ... Contributed two points to the Lady Tigers' final total as they won their first SEC Indoor team title since 1999 ... Placed 10th in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor meet with a new indoor personal best of 39-10 ¾ ... Continued to perform well at the conference level during the outdoor season as she finished seventh in both the long jump (19-5 ½) and triple jump (40-11w) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Her finish in the triple jump was good enough for Freshman All-SEC recognition ... Scored four points for the Lady Tigers as they won the team title at the outdoor conference meet ... Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in the triple jump, finishing the meet in seventh place with a mark of 41-8 ... Won the long jump title at the Willie Williams Classic (19-6) and the triple jump title at both the LSU Tiger Relays (40-0) and Tiger Invitational (40-6) during the outdoor season ... Set a new overall personal best in the triple jump after the collegiate season with a mark of 41-10 ¾ to finish fourth at the Jamaican Olympic Trials on June 28 ... Competed in a total of 12 meets for the Lady Tigers during her freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A product of one of Jamaica's premier high school track and field programs at St. Jago High School ... One of the top jumps prospects to come out of her native Jamaica for the 2007 signing class ... Joined the Lady Tigers with overall personal bests of 19-3 ¼ in the long jump and 41-5 ¾ in the triple jump ... Won a silver medal in the long jump and a bronze medal in the triple jump at the Jamaica Boy's and Girl's Championships as a high school senior.

PERSONAL
Full name is Melissa Rumona Ogbourne ... Born on Jan. 23, 1988 ... Parents are Dawnlyn Walters and Calvin Ogbourne ... Majoring in human resource education and workforce development.

 

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