Chris Melgares

Position Distance
Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Manhattan, Kan.
High School Manhattan HS
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CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017 Track & Field Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2016 Big 12 Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year
2016 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2015 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2014-15 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

 

2019 INDOOR (Sr.)
Placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the Power Five Invitational (2/1-2) with a time of 15:03.38 … Recorded his season-best time in the 5,000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/8-9), clocking in at 15:01.61.

2018 CROSS COUNTRY (R-Sr.)
Finished second at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) in the men’s 6K race with a time of 19:32.3 behind teammate Chace Hale … Finished 10th in the men’s 8K race at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) as KU’s fourth finisher, clocking in at 24:55.6 … Placed 157th in the men’s 8K at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) with a time of 25:40.76 … KU’s fourth finisher and 19th finisher overall at the Big 12 Championship (10/26), clocking in with a time of 24:44.5 … Finished 41st overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9) with a time of 31:58.9 in the 10K.

2018 OUTDOOR (Sr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2018 INDOOR (Jr.)
Did not compete.

2017 CROSS COUNTRY (Sr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2017 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Finished third in the 10,000-meter run at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/12-14) with a time of 29:42.65 … Recorded a personal-best in the 10,000 meters at the San Francisco Distance Carnival (3/31-4/1), clocking in at 29:30.07, good for sixth-place … Placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/19-22) with a time of 14:37.48.

2017 INDOOR (R-So.)
Finished in ninth place at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship (2/24-25) in the 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 14:33.44 … Won the 5,000 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/20-21) with a mark of 14:45.70 … Recorded a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/12) with a time of 8:31.71.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (Jr.)
One of the Jayhawks’ top-two finishers in all four meets in which he competed … Posted a 17th-place finish at the Big 12 Championship (10/29) completing the 8K loop at 26:04.4 … Kansas’ second scorer at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/11), finishing the 10K in 31:03.1 and placed 35th overall … Opened his season with a sixth-place finish at the Rim Rock Classic (10/1) by way of an 8K time of 24:19.0 … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2016 OUTDOOR (So.)
Placed sixth in the 10,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/15) with a time of 30:57.97 … Took 14th in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship, finishing the race in 14:50.66 … Runner-up in the 5,000 meters after clocking a time of 14:47.50 at the Kansas Relays (4/23) … Claimed sixth and set a personal-best 10,000-meter time of 29:56.76 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival (4/2).

2016 INDOOR (So.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2015 CROSS COUNTRY (So.)
Saw action in four of the Jayhawks’ five meets, finishing among the team’s top-five in each … Posted a 10K time of 31:12.1 and a 40th-place finish at the Midwest Regional (11/13) … Opened his season with a 19th-place finish at the Rim Rock Classic (10/3) after traversing the 8K course in 24:47.8 … Came in as KU’s third runner with his 25th-place finish at the Big 12 Championship (10/31), posting an 8K time of 25:23.5 … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2015 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Finished as the runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/17), clocking in at 14:50.97 … Ran to a 10th-place finish in his first-career 10,000-meter race at the Big 12 Championship (5/17), where he posted a time of 31:05.05 … Saw one outing in the 1,500 meters, crossing the finish in 4:01.21 to claim 21st at the John McDonnell Invitational … Named to the Academic All-Rookie Team.

2015 INDOOR (Fr.)
Season’s best 3,000-meter outing came in a runner-up finish at the KSU-KU-WSU Triangular (1/17) with his time of 8:31.65 … Posted a time of 14:42.97 in his lone 5,000-meter race of the season at the ISU Classic (2/14), good for a 46th-place finish … Helped the KU distance medley relay team to a victory at the Jayhawk Classic (1/30) when the Jayhawks finished in 10:27.92.

2014 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
The Jayhawks’ top freshman on the year, as he was among KU’s top-three finishers in all five meets in which he competed … Ran to a 30th-place finish at the Big 12 Championship (11/1) after clocking in with an 8K time of 25:00.2 … Opened his Jayhawk career with fourth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (8/30) and a 6K time of 19:38.60 … Finished his first-career 10K in 31:19.4 at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/14), where he finished 78th overall.

HIGH SCHOOL
Seven-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Manhattan High School …  Coached by his mother, Susan Melgares … Helped the team to four Centennial League championships in cross country (2010-13) and three in track & field (2012-14) … Member of multiple regional champion teams in track & field (2012-14) and one in cross country (2013) … Member of Kansas 6A state cross country Championship team (2014) … 6A state champion in the 3,200 meters and the 4×800-meter relay in 2014.

PERSONAL
Son of Pat and Susan Melgares … Born in Manhattan, Kansas … Brother of Michael and Cara … Mother, Susan, ran cross country and track at Emporia State … Father, Pat, ran at Adams State University … Majoring in human biology.