Amanda Mell
Amanda Mell
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Los Altos, CA
High School: Los Altos
Events: Sprints/Jumps
Major: Literature/History
College: Claremont McKenna

Enters senior season ranked No. 3 in CMS history in the triple jump (39'4.5") and No. 8 in the long jump (18'3.25")

2018-19 (Junior): All-SCIAC (triple jump, 4x100 relay) ... USTFCCCA All-West Region (triple jump) ... NCAA Qualifier (triple jump) ... SCIAC All-Academic Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic selection ... 
Set a personal best at the Redlands Final Qualifier in the triple jump with an even 12.0 meters (39'4.5"), placing third all-time in CMS history and qualifying her for the NCAA Division III Championships ... Came in 16th place in the triple jump at nationals ... Came in third place at the SCIAC Championships with a triple jump of 11.57 meters (37'11.5"), setting a PR at the time ... Also finished fifth in the long jump at SCIACs with a top distance of 5.40 meters (17'8.75"), providing CMS with 10 total points in a meet it won by three (while also contributing to a second-place finish in the 4x100 relay for eight more points) ... Moved into eighth place in CMS history in the long jump with a 5.57-meter effort (18'3.25') at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Won the triple jump at the first two regular season SCIAC Multi-Duals.  

2017-18 (Sophomore): Came in sixth place in the 2018 SCIAC Championships in the triple jump with a distance of 11.03 meters (36'2.25") ... Also finished eighth in the long jump at SCIACs with her personal best of 5.33 meters (17'6") ... Had a third-place finish in the triple jump and fifth-place in the long jump at the final SCIAC Multi-Dual, hosted by CMS. 

2016-17(First-Year): SCIAC Champion (4x100 relay) ... Part of a SCIAC Champion 4x100 relay team that finished in 48.92 ... Also had a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at SCIACs with a 10.65-meter jump (34'11.25") ... Competed in four events at her first career SCIAC Multi-Dual, finishing third in the 4x100, fifth in the 100, fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump. 

Prior to CMS
Attended Los Altos High School, where she was a member of the track and field team ... Earned the Field MVP Award at Los Altos all four years.

Attends Claremont McKenna, where she has a dual major in literature and history ... Plans to attend law school after graduation ... at Claremomt McKenna ... Lists Professor Valenza's Freshman Humanities Seminar (Individual, Community, and Culture) as her favorite course she has taken in college so far ("because it taught me the importance of self-reflection.").