Going to Santa Clara U

Andrew Melendez takes a moment with his parents after signing his letter of intent. Regina Hamilton

Alameda resident and Bishop O’ Dowd student Andrew Melendez signed his letter of intent Wednesday, Feb. 5 to become a member of the Santa Clara University cross-country team next fall.

Melendez was a member of the Bishop O’ Dowd cross-country team. Melendez finished in 30th place at the California Intercollegiate Federation Div. III cross-country championships at Woodward Park in Fresno with a time of 16:04 on Nov. 30, 2013.

The senior led the Dragons to a ninth place finish in the Div. III 5k race.

Melendez signed his intent letter at the Bishop O’ Dowd campus in Oakland.