Melian posts strong showing in 3,000-meters, Hand in weight throw in 2014-15 indoor season debuts
2014-15 Indoor:Part of DMR team that finished first in 10:19.78 at NYC Gotham Cup (1/16). High School: Five-year letterwinner at Islip High School...was a distance runner...captained the team his senior year...broke school records in the 1,000-meters as a senior and in the mile as a junior....crowned two-mile champion at the N.Y. Relays as a senior...Tier Two All-American and All-State as a senior...four-time All-League selection....selected All-Division as a sophomore, junior and senior...placed on the All-County and All-Long Island teams during his junior and senior years...earned All-Eastern State accolades as a junior and Long Island Champion status as a senior...Scholar-Athlete...Principal's High Honor Roll.
Personal: Majoring in medicine....son of Michael and Louisa Watts...brother of James and Emily...father was a national honorable mention track runner at C.W. Post...enjoys fishing, cross training and tennis...dreams of breaking his father's 5k record...sports heroes are Mohammad Ali and Arnold Schwarzenegger...non-sports heroes are his parents.