Megan Melnyk
Megan Melnyk
Height: 5-3
Year: So.
Hometown: La Crescenta, CA
High School: Crescenta Valley HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 1Y

2016-17 -- Cross Country: Began the year by taking 25th place at the Lagoon Open around UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 3, with a 5k time of 19:50.78 ... also finished 11th at the Cal Poly Invitational hosted at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 15, in 20:39.7.

2015-16 -- Track: As a freshman, ran the squad’s fourth-fastest 800-meter race during the spring, 2:13.90, at the Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 26 (good for a runner-up finish) ... also added the team’s fifth-leading 1,500m performance of the season, 4:38.71, at the Big West Double Dual on March 12 at UC Riverside ... earned a spot on the conference commissioner’s Highest Honor Roll for academics. Cross Country: Competed unattached at the Cal Poly Invitational, running 5k in a third-place time of 18:19.0 on Oct. 17.

Prep -- As a senior at Crescenta Valley High School, came in sixth place at the Southern Section Division 1 800-meter prelims, running a career-best time of 2:13.25 (ranking No. 30 statewide over the 2015 season) ... her top 1,600m performance was 5:01.79, also at the divisional meet ... in cross country, ran the 5k in 18:39.91 (finishing as the runner-up at the 2014 Clovis Invitational) ... was also an AP Scholar With Distinction and was president of Spanish Club, as well as a teacher for TASSEL.

Personal -- Born on Nov. 13, 1997 in Glendale ... daughter of Eugene (a runner at Ohio State from 1985-88) and Ana ... has a brother, Luke ... majors in biomedical engineering ... chose Cal Poly because of the “great academics, environment and athletics.”