Senior Heroes JaRule Melvin, Tylertown High

Mississippi Senior Heros 2020

JaRule Melvin, Tylertown High State Championships 200 Meters 2018.

JaRule Melvin, Tylertown ran his 21.56, 200 meter run while competing for XCEL athletics so that time was not in his personal records. I have merged his profiles so that time will be added to his PR's. To think that this young man is unsigned makes me wonder about the coaches out there.

Name: Ja'Rule Melvin
School: Tylertown High School
Signed (yes or no): No

Q: What does your training look like right now given the current situation?
A: Good train 2x's a week doing a lot of therapy things to get & keep my body strong.

Q: What are you doing to stay busy other than run right now?
A: I do some of everything, I like to be on the road.

Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?
A: 200m final on July 29th, 2017 USATF JR OLYMPICS  in Kansas!
Q: What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?
A: Seeing one of my teammates throw the baton in a race.
Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
A: Besides myself, I'd have to say my teammates Jordan Anthony & Jeremiah Dillon they run 10.6 & 10.7 so they pushed me in practice daily!
Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?
A: Winning the bronze medal at the 2017 USATF JR OLYMPICS! I ran 21.40 & 21.36w there when I was 16yrs old.
Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
A: I'd make better health decisions
Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
A:practice on Monday hahaha
Q: What will you miss the most?
A: I'm gone miss my team and winning championships with them
Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?
A: Stay healthy, and grind hard because you never know who's looking at you
Q: What kind of an impact has your coach had on you and your team?
A: He understands us and make things fun and interesting. It makes us a way better team!
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I plan on attending college, focusing on academics and athletics.
Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?
A: To all the real supporters and families  who gave us love and helped the team when times were rough
Q: Favorite Meal?
A: Don't have a favorite meal
Q: If you could be any animal what would you choose? and why?
A: I'll be a tiger because he is really king of the jungle, not a lion!
Q: Your favorite superhero?
A: Incredible Hulk

Personal RecordsHigh School
High Jump6-2
100 Meter Dash10.60
200 Meter Dash21.64
60 Meter Dash7.0