Mellon grabs top seed in 800

Dubbed "The Sensation" by the public address announcer inside the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse, freshman Zach Mellon backed up the distinction by earning the top seed for tomorrow's final in the 800 meters.

The Buffalo, Minn., native ran just off his season-best time in clocking an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 1:50.18 to win his heat and earn the No. 1 seed for the finals.

Junior Luke Rucks also advanced into the final with the ninth-fastest time at 1:52.24.

Fellow junior Zach Beth, another 800 meters specialist, is running the 600 meters this weekend for the Badgers.

The prelims in that race are on tap next.
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