Written by Denzel Johnson '15
Catching up to Andrew Melendez (AM) is a very difficult task for most. Fortunately, the Men's Cross Country Freshman decided to slow down and spend some time with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to talk about his passion for the sport, as well as reflect on his first year on the Mission Campus.
SCB: How long have you been running cross country and what got you started?
AM: I have been running cross country since my Freshman year of high school. My dad was really fast, and I showed some potential to be fast so everybody expected I'd be really good at it. In the second week of high school practice I put myself in the varsity training group, and my coach thinking that I was just going to feel to hurt and get knocked down to size let me run with them that day. I was able to do it, and from that day on I knew I was sticking with this sport.
SCB: Where is your favorite course you have ever competed at and what is special about it?
SCB: What was the most exciting part of your freshman campaign?