Monticello Runner Michael Melchert Wins 'Athlete Of The Week'

By Scott Saville, Reporter

Monticello junior, Michael Melchert stretches before cross country practice on Friday, August 17, 2012, in Monticello, Iowa. (Nikole Hanna/The Gazette-KCRG)

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MONTICELLO, Iowa - Cross country runner Michael Melchert is this week's winner of the Cedar Rapids Toyota Scion KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week award, which is chosen weekly by you, the fans.

Melchert, the top runner on the nation's best cross country team - in schools of 500 or less students, has yet to lose in 2012, but had some trouble with a lightning fast dog in the video above.

Scott Saville talked to Melchert about his season, and set up the match race.

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