Andrew Melendez
Andrew Melendez
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Bishop O'Dowd HS
Major: Political Science/Philosophy

Career Results on TFRRS

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): (XC) WCC Cross Country All-Academic Honorable Mention ... CoSIDA Academic All-America® Nominee ... ran six times ... 8-kilometer season-best 25:13.3 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational ... 10-kilometer season-best 32:50.7 at the NCAA Division I West Region Championships.

(TRACK) Ran once at 1,500 meters, once at 3,000 meters and twice at 5,000 meters ... 1,500-meter season-best 4:12.49 at the Kim Duyst Invitational ... 3,000-meter season-best 9:26.35 at the Fresno State Bulldog Invitational ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:58.43 at the Johnny Mathis Invitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): (XC) WCC Cross Country All-Academic Honorable Mention ... ran the 8k at the USF Invitational in 26:50.0 … finished in 13th place by running a 7250m time of 23:57 at the San Francisco State Quad Meet … ran the 8k at the Roy Griak Invitational in 28:20 … ran a personal best 8k time of 25:41.5 in the Invitational race at the Bronco Invitational … finished with an 8k time of 26:47 at the Banana Slug Invitational.

(TRACK) Ran three times at 1,500 meters and five times at 5,000 meters ... 1,500-meter season-best 4:06.71 at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:12.86 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

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.

PRIOR TO SCU: Graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School (Oakland, Calif.) in 2014 ... placed fifth in the Stanford Invitational his senior year of high school … 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).

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.”