Emerged as one of the Ducks’ top young runners after qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000 meters. Also placed fourth in the Pac-12 at that distance as a freshman. Is Oregon’s top returner from the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships. 2012 U.S. Junior Championships qualifier (5,000 and 10,000 meters). State Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year was a two-time Oregon state champion as a senior for Sheldon High School.
2013-14: Cross Country - Completed the four mile at the PSU Vikings Classic in 20:20.21 and finished in sixth place. Melancon placed seventh in Boston, Mass. at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown with a time of 24:18 in the 8,000 meter as UO took first behind six top-10 finishers. Took 10th at the Ducks’ lone home meet, finishing with a time of 24:26 in the 8,000 meter at the Bill Dellinger Invitational as Oregon claimed its second-straight title. Placed 74th overall in a field of 359 participants at the Pre-Nationals meet with a time of 24:26.06 in the 8,000 meters. Clocked in at 26:50 at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships 8,000-meter race in Louisville, Colo. Crossed the finish line in 30:39 on the 10,000-meter course at the NCAA West Regionals, good for 37th place. Named to Pac-12 Second-Team All-Academic. Finished the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Cross Country Championship in 33:16.1.
2012-13: Outdoors - Shone over the final month of the season with impressive performances at the Pac-12 and NCAA West meets. Set personal 10,000 meter best of 29:31.82 early in the season at the Stanford Invitational. Was the runner-up at 5,000 meters against Arkansas (14:09.37). In the championship season, impressed with a fourth place showing in the 10,000 meters at the Pac-12 meet (29:39.36). Best race of the year may have been the NCAA West Preliminary, where he fought for the 12th and final spot to the NCAA Championships (30:27.59). Placed 20th at the NCAA Championships in his first national final (30:42.16). Indoors, raced at the UW Invitational and the MPSF Championships. Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection. Cross Country - Strong contributor to the Oregon squad through all meets during the year. Placed eighth in the Park Pier Invitational with an individual time of 18:12.81 (6,000 meters). Was Oregon’s sixth finisher at the Dellinger Invitational with a time of 24:29 (8,000 meters). Recorded a time of 24:12.0 in the 8,000 meter race at the Pre-Nationals, placing 65th out of 272 individuals and helping Oregon win third in the team competition. Had a strong showing at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 31st with a time of 24:19 (8,000 meters). Finished fourth for Oregon at the NCAA West Regional, recording a time of 30:25 (10,000 meters). Helped the Ducks place fourth overall out of 26 teams. Was part of the 20th place Oregon team that competed at the NCAA Championships. Ran the 10,000 meter race in 30:41.2 as the Ducks’ No. 2 finisher and earned a 97th place individually. Season Bests: Outdoors - 5,000 Meters - 14:09.37 (PR), Arkansas Dual, Eugene, Ore. (4/20/13); 10,000 Meters - 29:31.82 (PR), Stanford Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (3/29/13). Indoors - 3,000 Meters - 8:14.89 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/23/13); 5,000 Meters - 14:17.76 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/22/13).
5,000 Meters - 14:09.37,
Eugene, Ore., 4/20/13
10,000 Meters - 29:31.82,
Stanford, Calif., 3/29/13
NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 10,000 Meters, 20th, 30:42.16
NCAA Cross Country Championships
2013 - 239th, 33:16.1
2012 - 97th, 30:41.2
NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2013 - 37th, 30:39
2012 - 33rd, 30:24.5
Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 - 10,000 Meters, 4th, 29:38.36
Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2013 - 56th, 26:50
2012 - 31st, 24:18.4