The Sun Devil cross country teams competed in the NCAA West Region Championships Saturday in Portland, Ore.
2008 Outdoor: Broke the nine minute barrier in the 3,000m steeplechase, running 8:58.30 to regionally qualify and win the event at the Sun Angel Track Classic... placed 12th at the Pac-10 Championships and 24th in the region... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors... 2008 Indoor: Ran in one race, the 3,000m run, at the Husky Classic... finished in 8:40.71, just off his personal best... 2007 XC: Ran in four races... placed fourth at the Canyon West Classic... placed 17th at the ASU Invitational to help team to victory... finished 68th at the Pac-10 Championships... Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2007 Outdoor: Placed 16th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championships... ran a personal-best time of 9:15.27 to finish third at the Double Dual... selected Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2007 Indoor: Did not compete... 2006 XC: Ran in six meets, finishing among the team's Top 7 each time... placed 61st at the Pac-10 Championships and 120th at the regional event... finished seventh at the ASU Invitational... earned his second Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention accolade in a row... 2006 Outdoor: Missed scoring in his first Pac-10 meet by one place after taking ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a personal best 9:19.49... also competed in the 5,000m run at the conference meet... place third in the steeplechase in his fist collegiate race a the ASU Invitational... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team honors... 2006 Indoor: Did not compete... 2005 XC: Team's top finisher at the George Kyte Invitational, finishing fourth overall...took 73rd in his first conference race...third at the Canyon West Classic and 14th at the ASU Invitational...took 149th at the Roy Griak Invitational...voted as the team's Male Newcomer of the Year...member of the Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention team... 2005 Track: Redshirted... 2004 XC: Redshirted... ran in two races unattached to ASU... finished 16th at the ASU Invitational.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Valley Christian High School (Tempe)... earned three individual, one relay and one team state championship... in cross country, won the 2003 state meet to lead team to title before adding state crowns in the 3,200m and 4x800m relay as a senior... as a junior, won the 1,600m title at the state meet... added team track and field titles all four years... also won basketball title in 2003... capped his senior year being named 4A-2A Cross Country Runner of the Year... twice won the regional cross country race... nominated for (by his peers) and awarded Christian Character Award for cross country... also named 2004 Track Athlete of the Year by the East Valley Tribune... lettered four times in cross country and track and field with another two in basketball... captained all three squads in his senior campaign... academically, four-time AIA Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Personal: Majoring in accounting... parents are Wayne and Janie Mehlhorn... has two sisters: Kim and Melissa...Kim played volleyball for Arizona State (2000-03) while Melissa played at Pepperdine... born April 27, 1986, in Mesa, Ariz.... full name is David Matthew Mehlhorn... hobbies include sports and music.
Personal Bests 3000: 8:35.31 3000 SC: 8:58.30