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Career best * 60 hurdles - 8.06

* 110 hurdles - 14.25A / 14.27 / 14.16w

* Long jump - 25-5 ½ / 26-0 ¼ w

* Triple jump - 52-8 ¾ w / 52-6 ½ / 52-10 ¾ i

2010 (JUNIOR): Advanced to the NCAA Championship in both long jump and triple jump, placing ninth (51-8 ½) in the triple jump and 13th (24-7 ¾) in the long jump ... Scored in the Big 12 long jump, placing seventh (24-4 ¼) at the outdoor conference meet ... Finished 10th (49-9 ¾) in triple jump at Big 12 Outdoor after placing 11th (49-10) indoors ... Finished ninth (24-4 ¼) in long jump at Big 12 Indoor ... Set a personal best of 25-5 ½ (7.76) in the long jump during the NCAA West region ... Had a wind-aided best of 26-0 ¼ (7.93) to win Texas Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season winning the Carolina Spring Break long jump (24-9 ¾w) in Puerto Rico ... Runner-up at Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational (24-7) and third in college division of Penn Relays (24-10 ½) ... In the triple jump outdoors he had a season best of 52-8 ½ during the NCAA West region preliminary rounds ... Won the triple jump (51-1) at the Arizona State Invitational ... Finished seventh at both the Texas Relays (51-9 ¾) and Penn Relays (51-4 ¼) ... Ran a season best of 14.27 in the 110 hurdles, placing third in a section final of the Texas Invitational ... Recorded a wind-aided 14.19 to win the Arizona State Invitational ... Indoors, ran 8.08 over 60m hurdles to place fifth in the Texas A&M Challenge ... Finished third in Texas dual meet with an 8.19 ... Also indoors Echard produced a best of 24-4 ¼ in the long jump for third place in the Texas A&M Challenge II and 50-8 ¾ in the triple jump placing 10th at the New Balance Collegiate. 2009 (SOPHOMORE): Placed seventh in NCAA Outdoor triple jump as Aggies accumulated 18 points in the event to help capture the first-ever team national title for Texas A&M ... Produced a windy 52-8 ¾ (16.07) at the NCAA final and had a career best of 52-6 ½ (16.01) in his series ... Placed 10th at NCAA Indoor (52-3 ¼) ... Finished fifth at both Big 12 meets, jumping a career best 52-10 ¾ (16.12) indoors and 52-5 ½ outdoors ... Placed seventh (52-5 ½) at Midwest Region to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Runner-up at Texas Invitational with a 52-4 ¾ ... Set an indoor best of 8.06 in 60 hurdles ... Ran a season best of 14.37 over 110 hurdles in prelims of Big 12. 2008 (FRESHMAN): Improved his career best mark in the triple jump to 51-10 for sixth place in the Midwest Region ... Placed fifth in the U.S. Junior Championships with a distance of 51-1 ¾ ... Finished 10th in triple jump at Big 12 Indoor with an indoor PR of 49-2 ¼ ... Also placed 10th during Big 12 Outdoor with a mark of 49-6 ¼ ... After setting four PRs in the triple jump indoors, added three more during the outdoor campaign ... Opened outdoor season with fourth place at Texas Invitational, then was second collegian at FSU Relays, 11th in B division of Texas Relays, and fifth in College division of Penn Relays ... Advanced to NCAA Championships, placing 20th in qualifying round ... Season best mark of 14.25 in the 110 hurdles placed him ninth in qualifying at the Big 12 Championships ... Produced a wind-aided best of 14.16 to finish as third collegian at Houston Invitational ... Finished seventh in 110 hurdles at U.S. Junior Championships ... Placed fifth in the semifinal of the Big 12 Indoor with a personal best of 8.12 for the 60 hurdles ... Finished seventh in the hurdles at the Washington Husky Classic and also placed seventh in the triple jump. HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 graduate of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas ... Named Academic all-district three consecutive years ... Coached by Craig Wersterfer ... Lettered three years ... Named Field Athlete of the Year by San Antonio Express-News during his senior season ... Established personal bests and school records of 47-2 in the triple jump, 6-8 in the high jump and 14.08 in the 110-meter hurdles ... Also part of school record effort in 4 x 400 relay ... Placed fifth at State 5A meet in triple jump (47-2) as a senior and added an eighth place in the high jump (6-4) ... Won high jump (6-6) and triple jump (46-9 ¼) at District 26-5A and added third place in 110 hurdles (14.17) ... During junior season tied for sixth place (6-4) in the State 5A high jump ... Won triple jump (46-10) at Region IV-5A, runner-up in high jump (6-6) while placing third in triple jump (44-11 ½) and 110 hurdles (14.45) ... High jump runner-up (6-6) at Region IV-5A, placed third in 110 hurdles (14.57) ... Runner-up at District 26-5A in high jump (6-4) and 110 hurdles (14.17) while finishing third in triple jump (45-9 ¾) ... Also lettered in football and basketball ... Earned all-district honorable mention in football and was selected second team all-district in basketball. PERSONAL: Melvin Curtis Echard, Jr. is the son of Melvin Sr. and Mona Echard ... Born Aug. 29, 1989 in Athens, Greece ... Has an older sibling, Marchele ... Communication major ... Chose Texas A&M for its great coaching staff and academics.

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