Sport: Track & FieldM. Bailif 2

Hometown: Bossier City, LA


What makes Melanie tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, Motivated, and Hard-Working

Why are sports important to you?  
It gives me something to do and keeps me active

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Beating my best times

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
An hour of track and field five days a week

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Pray, pray and pray again

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Watch TV and movies

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Work hard and have fun! You make so many new friends while doing something you love.

Who do you admire most?
Bethany Hamilton

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Make the Paralympic Team

What is your favorite quote?
” I don’t need easy, I just need possible” – Bethany Hamilton

What is your favorite food?
Mashed potatoes