Melissa Christensen runs the hurdles during heptathlon competition during the GLIAC Championships, held May 2-4 at Grand Valley State University. She finished fifth in both the heptathlon and in open long jump, helping Northern Michigan University finish in fourth place. (submitted photos)
IRON RIVER—Melissa Christensen, a 2008 graduate of West Iron County High School, recently completed her fourth and final year on Northern Michigan University’s women’s track team.
In her four years on the team, Christensen competed in pentathlon (60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800-meter run, all in one day), heptathlon (100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 dash, long jump, javelin and 800 run over two days), long jump, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, 55-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles, triple jump and high jump.