McDonald’s “Student-Athlete of the Week”


2013-14 School Year

Chris Melgares of Manhattan High School


There’s nothing better than going out on top, as a state championship was the only thing missing from Manhattan High senior Chris Melgares’ resume in track and cross country.  Melgares capped an outstanding high school career by claiming two 6A titles on the last weekend in May at Cessna Stadium.  He won the 3200 meter run with a school-record time of 9:13.42, and led off the Tribe’s 4 x 800 meter relay which claimed another gold medal with a time of 7:57.26.  Melgares racked up Centennial League titles his junior and senior years in cross country and the 1600 and 3200 meter runs on the track.  During the fall of 2013, the future Kansas Jayhawk also led MHS to a 6A state cross country title as he finished 2nd individually at his future home course, Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence.  Melgares also is a leader in the classroom with a 4.45 weighted GPA and a composite ACT score of 31.  Congratulations to Chris Melgares of Manhattan High School, the McDonald’s / KMAN “Student Athlete of the Year!”