Nicole Mello brings experience to Hickman cross country team

Thursday, August 13, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:52 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 13, 2009

COLUMBIA — In a parking lot behind the Missouri Athletic Center, Nicole Mello takes time away from her normal Wednesday morning schedule. She works her way across the parking lot hiking her knees up to about stomach level moving forward with each step. Her father, Cesar Mello, looks on with his arms crossed examining her every step.