Sunday, July 1, 2018
The girls 3,200-meter run was still a relatively new race in Arkansas track and field when Melissa Campbell stepped on the Sheridan High School track to run it in 1987.
At A Glance
SPORTS Track and cross country
YEAR GRADUATED 1988
EMPLOYED BY Springdale School District
CURRENT RESIDENCE Springdale
NOTABLE Campbell owns the current Class 5A state record for the girls 3,200-meter run, although she ran it during the Class 1987 Class 3A state meet in Harrison. … Won multiple state championships in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 with the Lady Goblins. … Went to Arkansas, where she ran track and cross country from 1988-92 and helped the Razorbacks win a Southwest Conference championship and a Southeastern Conference championship. … Previously worked with abused and neglected children before taking her current job, and she is a heavy advocate for adoption.
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