James Mellen


James Mellen
James Mellen
Current Residence: Schnecksville, Pa.
Hometown: Schnecksville, Pa.
Birthdate: Jan. 13, 1996
Birthplace: Allentown, Pa.
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Current Coaches: Andrew Harris
Team: Sprinters Edge Track Development Team
High School: Parkland High School (Allentown, Pa.) Class of '14

College: Penn State University, Class of '18

Career Highlights

  • 2014 Jrs. Track 17-18 team sprint champion
  • 2013 Jrs. Track 17-18 match sprint and team sprint champion
  • 2012 Jrs. Track 15-16 500m TT champion

Hobbies: Listening to music and building quad copters

Favorite Race: Match sprint

Favorite Place to Train: The Valley Preferred Cycling Center (TTown)

Best Cycling Memory: "Going to the coffee shop in Topton with my team."

Motivation: "Having the chance to represent the United States and being part of something much greater than myself."

Best advice you received from a coach when you were starting out: "Do not be afraid to just go for it. Even if you're not sure you can do something, just try it out."

Hero/Role Model: Jason Kenny

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: "With cycling, my end goal would be to represent the United States at an Olympic Games.  Career goal wise, I want to get a degree in Bioengineering, move onto medical school to ultimately become and orthopedic surgeon."

First Involvement in Cycling: "Through the Airproducts Development Program at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center."

Did you know: James is an Eagle Scout.

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