Michael Melgares

Position Distance
Height 5'7''
Class Junior
Hometown Manhattan, Kan.
High School Manhattan HS

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team
2018 Track & Field Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2017 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2017 Track & Field Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2016 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2015-16 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

 

2019 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20), clocking in at 14:38.55.

2019 INDOOR (Jr.)
Posted a first place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) with a time of 8:22.12 … Finished second in the 3,000-meter run at the Power Five Invitational (2/1-2/2) with a time of 8:20.93.

2018 CROSS COUNTRY (Sr.)
Finished fifth in the men’s 6K race at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) as KU’s fourth finisher with a time of 19:40.6 … Was KU’s second finisher at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29), placing fourth overall with an 8K time of 24:38.6 … KU’s second finisher and 93rd overall finisher at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) in the men’s 8K, finishing with a time of 24:59.28 … KU’s top finisher at the Big 12 Championship (10/26), earning All-Big 12 honors with a 10th place finish and a time of 24:11.8 in the men’s 8K … Placed 36th in the 10K at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9) with a time of 31:50.9.

2018 OUTDOOR (So.)
Ran a career-best time of 3:56.06 in the 1,500-meter run at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) to finish second in the open section of the event … Placed second in the quadrangular 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a time of 14:31.08 … Ran a career-best time of 4:32.30 in the 1,500 meters at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) … Placed 20th in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) with a time of 15:19.62.

2018 INDOOR (So.)
Opened his season at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) with a third-place finish in the 3,00-meter run, clocking in at 8:28.44 … Finished fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) with a time of 8:21.25 … Finished 16th in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) with a time of 15:00.30 and 19th in the 3,000, clocking in at 8:37.83.

2017 CROSS COUNTRY (Jr.)
Earned Academic All-Big 12 Honors for the second time in his career … Started his season with a first place victory at the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic (9/30) where he finished the 8K loop in 24:52.4 … Was the Jayhawks’ top finisher at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) with an 111th-place finish and 24:34.5 8K time … Took 47th place at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28) crossing the finish line for the 8K at 25:16.8 … Was the first of the Jayhawk men to finish at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/10)  where he posted a 10K time of 30:11.1, which was good for a 52nd place finish.

2017 OUTDOOR (R-Fr.)
Recorded a sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/12-14) in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:29.76 … Finished in fifth-place in the 1,500-meter run at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-8) with a time of 3:58.47 … Placed in fourth-place in the 1,500 meters at the Rock Chalk Classic (4/28) with a time of 3:59.73.

2017 INDOOR (R-Fr.)
Finished in sixth-place in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship (2/24-25) with a time of 14:28.39 … Won the 3,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/12), clocking in at 8:29.95 … Helped the distance medley relay team to a first-place victory at the Bill Easton Classic (4/30), the team finished with a time of 10:16.23.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (So.)
Ran in all five of the Jayhawks’ outings in 2016 … KU’s top finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/11) after posting a 32nd-place finish and clocking in with a 10K time of 31:00.3 … Posted a 19th-place finish at the Big 12 Championship (10/29) when he tallied an 8K time of 26:06.6 … Kicked off his season with a third-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3) when he completed the 6K in 19:40.9 … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2016 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2016 INDOOR (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2015 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Saw action in two meets during his first season with the Jayhawks … Opened the year with a seventh-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) with his 6K time of 19:31.0 … Finished 28th and clocked in at 25:02.0 in his first-career 8K at the Rim Rock Classic (10/3).

HIGH SCHOOL
Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Manhattan High School … Runner-up at the Kansas 6A state cross country meet in 2014 … Ran on 2013 state champion cross country team … Ran to 6A state titles in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters in 2015 … Undefeated against 6A competition on the track in 2015 … Helped cross country team to four-straight Centennial League championships.

PERSONAL
Son of Pat and Susan Melgares … Brother of Chris and Cara … Majoring in sport management … Mother, Susan, ran cross country and track at Emporia State … Father, Pat, ran at Adams State University … Brother, Chris, is a member of the Kansas track & field and cross country teams.