Andrew Melendez
Andrew Melendez
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Bishop O'Dowd

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): (XC) Took 36th place at the season-opening USF Invitational by running 26:46.0 in the men's 8k race ... posted a time of 26:25.4 in the men's 8k at the West Coast Conference Preview Meet ... ran the men's 8k at the Stanford Invitational in 26:01.6  ... ran the men's 8k at the Doc Adams Invitational in 28:10.

(TRACK): Ran a 15:17.55 in the 5000m at the Johnny Mathis Invitational March 21 … ran a 33:24.85 in the 10,000m at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival April 3 … set a personal record with a 15:17.17 in the 5k at the Bryan Clay Invitational April 17 … ran a 15:19.17 in the 5000m at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational April 24 … ran a 4:05.59 in the 1500m at the West Coast Last Chance Meet May 9 … ran a 15:25.83 in the 5000m at Portland Twilight May 17.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: In his first year with the SCU Cross Country team as a freshman in 2014-15 … placed fifth in the Stanford Invitational his senior year … PR’s of 15:30 at the Mt. Sac Invitational and 15:45 at the Clovis Invitational in Fresno, Calif. … has track PR’s of 4:27.07 (1600) and 9:30.17 (3200).

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country: 8k - 26:01.6 (2014 Stanford Invitational).

Track: 1500m - 4:05.59 (2015 West Coast Last Chance Meet) ... 5000m - 15:17.17 (2015 Bryan Clay Invitational) ... 10k - 33:24.85 (2015 San Francisco State Distance Carnival).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School in 2014.

COACH MONTORO ON MELENDEZ: “Andrew was very well coached at Bishop O'Dowd and comes to Santa Clara well prepared for the next step in his development. We are excited about his potential in the coming years, particularly in the longer distances.”