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Zachary Mellon
Zachary Mellon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo, Minn.

High School:
Buffalo

Height:
6-1

Event:
Middle Distance

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• 2010 All-American (indoor 800 meters)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier (800 meters)

At Wisconsin:
2013 Indoor:
Was part of the distance medley relay team that finished second at the Big Ten championships (2/23) in 9:40.18 ... Finished 38th in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/1) in 1:52.57 ... also was part of the distance medley relay team that finished 13th in 9:31.43 ... set a personal best in the 600 meters, finishing third in 1:20.21 at the Red & White Open (2/15) ... with a time of 1:50.92, finished seventh in the 800 meters at the Cyclone Classic (2/9) ... placed fifth in the 1000 meters, clocking in at 2:26.84 at the Meyo Invitational (2/1) ... in his season debut, finished 24th in the 400 meters by clocking in at a personal-best time of 50.52 seconds at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) ... was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished seventh in 3:18.60

2013 Outdoor:
Finished 15th at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24) in the 800 meters with a season-best of 1:49.93 ... claimed ninth in the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/11) clocking in at 1:50.16 ... finished runner up in the 800 meters in 1:49.95 at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... in two different sections of the 800 meters, finished fourth in 1:50.51 and first in 1:54.42 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/26-27) ... was part of the distance medley relay that finished first in 9:50.68 and the 4x800-meter relay team that placed sixth in 7:38.28 at the Sea Ray Relays (4/13)

2012 Indoor:
Second Team All-America Honoree ... part of the Wisconsin distance medley relay team that finished ninth in a time of 9:51.25 at the NCAA championships (3/9) ... automatically qualified for the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the distance medley relay team that ran to the school's second-fastest time of 9:30.86 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/2) ... a part of the distance medley relay team that finished second with a time of 9:44.99 at the Big Ten championships (2/24) ... competed in the 600 meters at the Red & White Open (2/17) and finished fifth with a time of 1:20.85 ... with a time of 1:51.05 seconds, took third in the 800 meters and also was part of the Wisconsin 'B' 4x400 relay team that finished fifth in 3:19.18 seconds at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) ... finished second in the mile with a time of 4:03.38 seconds at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) ... completed the mile in 4:03.97 to finish ninth at the Tyson Invitational (2/11) ... came in fourth in the 800 meters with a run of 1:50.46 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28)

2012 Outdoor: Placed 37th in the first round of the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.10 at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24) ... came in 10th place in a preliminary section of the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/12) with a time of 1:49.41 ... placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 49.91 seconds and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up in a time of 3:18.68 at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) ... finished 13th in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) with a time of 3:53.03 ... placed 14th in the 800 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (4/29) in a time of 1:49.81

2011 Indoor: Placed 13th in the preliminary round of the 800 meters at the NCAA championships (3/11) with a time of 1:51.62 ... placed fourth in the 800 meters in an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 1:47.87 at the Husky Classic (2/12) ... qualified for the finals in the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships (2/27), crossing the line in 1:51.00 in the prelims ... won the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.40 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/29) ... won the 800 meters at the GaREAT Invitational (2/5), crossing the line at 1:50.61

2011 Outdoor: Clocked time of 3:48.64 in prelims before finishing 17th in 1,500 meters at NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/28) ... helped Badgers to seventh-place finish in 4x400-meter relay at the Big Ten championships (5/15) ... also ran 11th-fastest in prelims of 800 meters (1:50.48) at the Big Ten meet ... finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Florida Relays (4/1) in a new personal best time of 3:46.20 ... finished eighth in the 800 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15) crossing the line in 1:50.09

2010 Indoor: Finished fifth in the 800 meters at the NCAA championships (3/13) to earn All-America honors ... established a school record in the 800 meters and notched an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 1:47.45 to win the event at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/6) ... placed ninth in the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships in 1:53.88 ... finished first in the 800 meters at the Husky Classic (2/13) in a provisional-qualifying time of 1:50.06 ... made his indoor season debut in the mile at the Badger Quad (1/16), finished second by clocking a 4:13.36

High School: Two-time Track & Field News All-American ... ranked No. 2 nationally in the 800 meters as a senior ... finished second in the 800 at 2009 USA Track & Field Junior Championships ... also was second in 800 at 2008 U.S. junior meet ... set Minnesota state record of 1:48.64 in the 800 ... also set state meet record in 800 meters (1:49.69) in 2008 ... two-time Minnesota Class AA state champion at 800 meters (2007, 2008) ... finished runner-up in 800 meters as a senior at 2009 state meet ... coach: David Knutsen

Personal: Parents are Don and Portia Badowski ... has four brothers, Ryan, Jared, Isaac and Simon ... also has two sisters, Rachael and Madeline ... nickname is "Cowboy" ... major is English

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
400 Meters 50.52 1-26-13
600 Meters 1:20.21 2-15-13 400 Meters 49.3 High School
800 Meters 1:47.45 3-6-10 800 Meters 1:48.64 High School
1000 Meters 2:24.81 2-5-10 1500 Meters 3:46.20 4-1-11
Mile 4:03.38 1-21-12

All-America Honors (1)
2010 - Indoor (1)
800 Meters: 5th (1:49.08)

Second Team All-America Honors (1)
2012 - Indoor (1)
Distance Medley Relay: 9th (9:51.25)

At the NCAA Championships
2012 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 9th (9:51.25)

2011 - Indoor
800 Meters: 13th-P (1:51.62)

2010 - Indoor
800 Meters: 5th (1:49.08)
800 Meters: 8th-P (1:49.73)

At the NCAA Preliminary Rounds
2013 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
800 Meters: 23rd-P (1:50.04)
800 Meters: 15th (1:49.93)

2012 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
800 Meters: 37th-P (1:52.10)

2011 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
1500 Meters: 17th (3:48.89)
1500 Meters: 16th-P (3:48.64)

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:40.18)

2013 - Outdoor
800 Meters: 9th-P (1:50.16)

2012 - Indoor
800 Meters: 5th-P (1:49.62), 9th (1:49.74)
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:44.99)

2012 - Outdoor
800 Meters: 10th-P (1:49.41)

2011 - Indoor
800 Meters: 5th-P (1:51.00)
800 Meters: DNF

2011 - Outdoor
800 Meters: 11th-P (1:50.48)
4x400-Meter Relay: 7th (3:15.13)

2010 - Indoor
800 Meters: 1st-P (1:50.18)
800 Meters: 9th (1:53.88)

Other Notable Performances - Track
2011 Drake Relays
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:39.39)
4x800-Meter Relay: 5th (7:29.02)

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