University of Iowa Athletics

Michael Melchert

Class Fr.
Hometown Monticello, Iowa
High School Monticello

2019 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Stanford Invite (4:07.79).

2018 — Indoor – Big Ten Champion, running anchor leg on winning distance medley relay at conference meet (9:45.10)… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… anchored school record-setting distance medley relay at Alex Wilson Invite (9:33.90)… led team in mile (4:04.32) and 3,000 meters (8:08.30)… placed sixth in mile at Meyo Invite with a collegiate-best 4:04.32… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed fifth in 3,000 meters at ISU Classic with a collegiate-best 8:08.30… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed eighth in mile at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – ran collegiate-best and team-leading 3:46.56 in 1,500 meters at NCAA West Preliminary… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay that placed second (7:28.37) and anchored team-leading distance medley relay that placed third (9:50.70) at Drake Relays… those times rank fourth and fifth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite (14:14.41)… placed fifth in 1,500 meters at Big Ten Championships (3:52.14)… letterwinner… Cross Country – did not compete… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay at Drake Relays (10:01.90)… ran season-best 5,000 meters at San Francisco Distance Carnival (14:45.25)… placed second in 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (3:52.83)… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor –  led team in mile (4:05.37) and 3,000 meters (8:08.57)… ran 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (8:08.57) and ISU Classic (8:09.34)… placed third in mile at Big 4 Duals (4:05.37) and sixth at Big Ten Championships (4:10.17), running 4:07.60 in prelims… anchored team-leading distance medley relay at Big Ten meet (9:52.97)…   Outdoor – led team in 1,500 meters (3:48.35) and 10,000 meters (30:10.32)… ran lead leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay at Drake Relays (7:30.32)… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… won 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 3:48.35… that mark ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… placed third in 1,500 meters at Texas Invite (3:49.03) and 10th at Baldy Castillo Invite (3:50.91)… placed 23rd in 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (14:49.66) and 13th in 10,000 meters at San Francisco Distance Carnival (30:10.32)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country –  set school 6,000-meter record at season-opening Hawkeye Invite (18:12.8)… placed fourth at Illinois State Invite (25:23.56-8,000 meters) and ran at Roy Griak Invite (26:05.1-8,000 meters)… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – won 3,000 meters at Big 4 Duals (8:36.37), running event at ISU Classic (8:27.09)… placed eighth in mile at Husker Invite (4:18.71)… Cross Country – led team in three of six races… finished 17th at Big Ten Championships, recording 10th-fastest 8,000-meter time in school history (23:57.5)… placed third at Bradley Pink Classic (8,000 meters/24:14.1)… paced team at Notre Dame Invitational with a collegiate-best 24:46.8 (five miles)… letterwinner.

2014 — Cross Country – ran season bests in 8,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (25:06.6), five miles at Notre Dame Invite (25:17.0) and 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (32:11.8)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School — 2013 state champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters and distance medley relay… ran on the 1,600-meter relay that placed third at the 2013 state meet… cross country state champion (15:18.20) in 2013.

Personal — born June 3, 1995… son of David and Mary Melchert… has one sister, Meredith.

Melchert’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:46.46 at NCAA West Preliminary 5/26/18
Mile (I) 4:04.32 at Meyo Invite 2/3/18
3,000 Meters (I) 8:08.30 at ISU Classic 2/9/18
5,000 Meters (O) 14:14.41 at Stanford Invitational 3/30/18
8,000 Meters (CC) 23:57.5 Big Ten Championships 11/1/15