ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville distance runner Melanie Kulesz will be competing in the 5,000 meters at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships that will be held at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on June 26.
Kulesz enjoyed an excellent freshman year for the Bulldogs last season. She earned all-conference honors in cross country with a 10th place finish at the Big South Conference meet. Kulesz also enjoyed an excellent indoor and outdoor season. Her top time in the 5000 meters was 17:48 at the 49er Classic at Charlotte in March.
"This is a great honor for Melanie to run at the Junior Nationals," stated Norman. "She had a great freshman year for us and is only going to get better in the future."