Ben Mellott
Ben Mellott
Height: 5'11"
Year: Fr.
Hometown: University Place, Wash.
High School: Covenant
Events: Distance
Major: Pre-Engineering

Honors:

  • USA South All-Academic - with distinction (2019-20)

2019-20 (Freshman): Ran in all seven cross country meets on the year... Made collegiate debut by placing ninth with a 5k time of 17:35.1 at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 30)... Placed 27th with a personal record time in the 8k of 27:24.1 at the USA South Championships (Nov. 2)... Had a pair of top-15 finishes on the year... Also placed 12th overall with a time of 29:12.6 at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 27)... Competed in both indoor track meets... Established a personal record of 9:46.62 in the 3,000 meter event and placed fourth overall at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 1)... Posted a time of 4:56.68 in the mile at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational (Feb. 14)... Earned USA South All-Academic honors, with distinction

High School: Attended Covenant High School... Competed in cross country and track... Was a competitor at the Washington state cross country 4A meet... Personal record in the 5k was 17:09... Ran the 1600 meter in 5:53... Valedictorian of high school... National Merit Commended Scholar... Earned several other academic honors... Also competed with the University Place recreational summer track team

Personal: Parents are Don and Debbie Mellott... Has three siblings: Josiah, Claire, and Kate... Favorite Bible verse is 1 Timothy 4:12... Majoring in pre-engineering... Maclellan Scholarship Award recipient... Has volunteered with Yakama Reservation (Washington) and Sacred Road Ministries

Pronunciation: Mellott (MUH-lot)

Mellott's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
5K: 17:35.10 (Mountaintop Invitational, August 30, 2019)
8K: 27:24.1 (USA South Championship, Nov. 2, 2019)

Outdoor Track:
5000m: 16:41.20 (Birmingham Southern Invitational; March 13-14, 2020)

Indoor Track:
Mile: 4:56.68 (Sewanee Indoor Invitational; Feb. 14, 2020)
3000m: 9:46.62 (Tiger Indoor Invitational; Feb. 1, 2020)
4x400: 3:54.04 - Pace, Sneller, Walker (Sewanee Indoor Invitational; Feb. 14, 2020)

High School:
5K: 17:09
1600m (track): 5:53