Cardinal Track and Field joins Lady Cards as Area Champs

Cardinal and Lady Cardinal Track & Field - Area Champs 2017


Apr 2017
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The Melissa High School Cardinal Track and Field team competed in the Area 11/12-4A Track and Field Championships on Thursday and took home the Area Championship title.

This marks the first time in Melissa High School history that the Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field teams both won the Area Championship in the same season.

SEE ALSO: Lady Cardinal Track and Field brings home Area Championship title

“What an amazing job by the boys’ track team,” said Coach Travis Roberson. “The boys competed at an extremely high level and were able to hold off the field of 12 other schools to come away with the championship trophy. There were so many great accomplishments from the entire team. I am extremely proud of the effort and heart of all my boys. They rose to the challenge and represented Melissa in a great way.”

Sixteen boys competed at the meet in either field or running events. Of those 16 athletes, 14 will advance to regionals next Friday and Saturday at Texas A&M Commerce.

Area Meet Top Performers:

  • 3200M:
    • Elijah Mackey; Gold Medal with a time of 9:52.26
    • Jackson Scribner; Bronze Medal with a PR of 10:09.21
  • 100M: Ja’Bray Young; Silver Medal with a time of 11.06
  • 4X200: Marvin Jordan, Cole McCraw, Kennedy Lewis, Ja’Bray Young; Silver Medal with a season best time of 1:30.45
  • 200M: Ja’Bray Young; Bronze Medal with a PR of 22.58
  • 1600M:
    • Elijah Mackey; Gold Medal with a time of 4:31.12
    • Blake Chaloupka; 6th with a time of 4:48.71
  • 4X400: Matt Hahn, Brendon Lansford, Cole McCraw, Kennedy Lewis, 4th place with a season best time of 3:31.44
  • Discus: Gunnar Murphy; Bronze Medal with a throw of 145’ 10”
  • High Jump: Cole McCraw; Gold Medal with a jump of 6’ 2”
  • Pole Vault: Gabe Rodriguez; Gold Medal with a PR tie with a jump of 13’ 6”
  • Shot Put:
    • Gunnar Murphy; Gold Medal with a throw of 53’ 7”
    • Cale Hayes; 5th with a throw of 45’ 11 ¾”
  • Triple Jump: Cole McCraw; Gold Medal with a jump of 43’ 11 ¼”

Regional Qualifiers:

  • Cole McCraw: High jump, triple jump, 4X200, 4X400
  • Ja’Bray Young: 100M, 200M, 4X200
  • Elijah Mackey: 3200M, 1600M
  • Kennedy Lewis: 4X200, 4X400
  • Gunnar Murphy: Shot, discus
  • Jackson Scribner: 3200M
  • Matt Hahn: 4X400
  • Brendon Lansford: 4X400
  • Mason Enniss: 4X400
  • Marvin Jordan: 4X200
  • Tarek Wallace: 4X200
  • Jason Baker: 4X200
  • Gabe Rodriguez: Pole vault
  • Dion Galbreath: 4X400

Contributor: Travis Roberson

Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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