Lehigh sophomore Connor Melko of Bishop Eustace outraced a field of 31 runners to win his first collegiate track 5,000.
Melko ran 14:27.92 at the Bucknell Quad Meet in Lewisburg, Pa., outpacing Garrett Gough of Army by 65 meters. Gough was second in 14:39.23.
In his only other track 5,000, Melko ran 14:47.53 to place 10th at New balance Outdoor Nationals in June of 2019 in Greensboro, N.C.
Melko’s time is No. 2 this year in the Patriot League, behind only Army junior Marshall Beatty, who ran 14:27.61 in a meet in Annapolis, Md., last weekend. Beatty did not compete this weekend at Bucknell.
No splits available on the official results, and as we’ve noted before, Lehigh’s lame web site is one of the few in NCAA Division 1 that doesn’t offer men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor all-time top-10 performance list, so we can’t tell you where Melko ranks in school history or what the school’s freshman record is.