Eustace’s Connor Melko becomes South Jersey’s fastest sophomore miler in eight years!!!!!

Bishop Eustace sophomore Connor Melko trimmed more than four seconds off his personal-best and placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run at the state Non-Public A meet this weekend at Egg Harbor.

Melko ran 4:17.99, fastest by a South Jersey sophomore in eight years!

The last soph to run faster was Ben Potts of Haddonfield, who ran 4:14.14 back in 2009.

Melko’s previous PR was a 4:22.04 at the Camden County meet last month at Haddon Township.

Previous Eustace school record was 4:19.91 by Anthony Morelli at a meet at Holmdel in May of 2014.

Melko placed fourth in the Non-Public A race behind David Rosas of Don Bosco [4:15.35] and CBA’s Drake Anzano [4:16.64] and Noah Yuro [4:16.84].

His time is 14th-fastest from all the state meets over the weekend and second-fastest among sophomores. The only faster sophomore was Devin Hart of Point Pleasant Beach, who won the state Group 2 title in a ridiculous 4:09.49.

Melko, who won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the state non-Public B indoor meet, ranks No. 2 in South Jersey this year, behind only Shawnee senior Mark Miller, who has a 4:16.86 to his credit. Miller was also the only South Jersey miler to run faster than Melko at states. He was fourth in Group 4 with a 4:17.36.

 

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One thought on “Eustace’s Connor Melko becomes South Jersey’s fastest sophomore miler in eight years!!!!!

  1. Chris Threston June 4, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Hey Reuben, thanks for another great article about our program, it means so much to us! We are really looking forward to see what Connor can do at MOCs!

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