Basil Melek
Basil Melek


Grand Prairie, Texas

High School:
Kirobun H.S.


2011 Outdoor Season: Earned two silver medal finishes in different events: Towson Invitational 3000m Steeplechase at 9:51.10 and Morgan State Legacy 5000m at 15:26.53 ... set best career mark in 3000m Steeplechase (9:25.53 - MEAC Championships) ... other season bests: 1500m (4:14.36 - Maryland Invitational), 5000m (15:20.75 - MEAC Championships) ... named to MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2011 Indoor Season: Season-bests: Mile - 4:34.96 (UMES Collegiate Invitational); 3000m - 8:48.25 (NYU Metropolitan Coaches Invitational); 5000m - 15:11.72/team-best (Navy Invitational) ... Also competed at the Penn State Nationals, UMES Coach O Invitational, MEAC Championship, Giegengack Invitational and Albany Great Dane Classic.

2010 Cross Country Season: One-time MEAC Athlete of the Week and MEAC Championship Top Performer ... Finished in the top-five in all but one meet for UMES ... Posted a season-best time of 25:04.50 at the MEAC Championship for a fifth place finish ... Placed first overall at the Delaware State Invitational with a 5k time of 15:16.02.

2010 Outdoor Season: Named the team Rookie of the Year ... MEAC Champion in the 3000m Steeplechase ... Season-bests: 800m (2:02.62 - Delaware State Invitational); 1500m (4:09.85 - Delaware State Invitational); 3000m (9:04.89 - Maryland Invitational); 3000m Steeplechase (9:26.82 - MEAC Championships); 5000m (15:10.72 - Wake Forest Open) ... Also competed at the Morgan State Legacy and Penn Invite.

2010 Indoor Season: Season-bests: 1 Mile (4:35.84 - MEAC Championships); 3000m (9:02.88 - MEAC Championships); 5000m (15:42.00 - MEAC Championships) ... Member of the DMR that ran a 10:58.78 at the MEAC Championships.

High School: Played basketball ... Team was District Champions in 2007.

Personal: Born January 16, 1988 in Kenya ... Son of Lucia Terer ... Has four sisters and five brothers ... Major is Biology ... Enjoys playing basketball ... Favorite book is Think Big by Ben Carson.

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