UW Health Sports Medicine 

Mellon moves on

Wisconsin freshman Zach Mellon is on to the finals of the men's 800 meters after his run of 1:49.73 in Friday's prelims.

Mellon finished fourth in his preliminary heat and advanced into the final based on time. The top three finishers in each section automatically advanced, with the next two fastest times also moving on.

Mellon will race in the finals at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and, as long as he finishes the race, will earn the first All-America honor of his young career.

Oregon senior Andrew Wheating holds the top seed time for the final after running a 1:49.23 to win Mellon's prelims section.