Melissa sophomore wins cross country state championship

Judson Greer at State


Nov 2018
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Melissa High School sophomore Judson Greer won the state champion title in cross country at the UIL 4A State Championship last weekend, after winning first place at both the district and regional meets.

Greer ran a 4A record time of 15:02 at the state meet. The boys’ cross country team also placed sixth overall at state.

Junior Alison Kocsis represented the girls’ cross country team at state after qualifying at regionals. Kocsis finished in the 77th position with a time of 12:56.

Earlier this season, the boys’ cross country team finished first at district and second at the regional meet. The girls’ cross country team placed fourth at district. Judson Greer, Jackson Scribner, and Lucas Tauch were nominated for the All-State Cross Country Team.

Clay McCarter is the head coach of the Lady Cardinal cross country team, while Kelley Pitzer coaches the Cardinals. Pitzer commented on the Cardinals’ performance this season.

“I could not be any more pleased at all of the work these boys have put in during this season. I am proud to have coached this group of young men and based on their work ethic and willingness to get better every day, I feel confident we will be a strong team in the future.” – Coach Kelley Pitzer

Individual placements by the varsity Cardinals
  • Judson Greer, sophomore: 1st Place, District; 1st Place, Regionals; 1st Place, State.
  • Jackson Scribner, senior: 4th Place, District, 14th at Regionals, 21st at State.
  • Lucas Tauch, sophomore: 3rd Place, District; 4th Place, Regionals; 22nd Place, State.
  • Blake Chaloupka, senior: 10th Place, District; 21st Place, Regionals; 47th Place, State.
  • Carson Ross, sophomore: 20th Place, District, 63rd Place, Regionals; 99th Place, State Meet.
  • Jayden Smith, freshman: 21st Place, District; 65th Place, Regionals, 111th Place, State.
  • Tristan Weaver, freshman: 79th Place, Regionals; 107th Place, State.
  • Dion Galbreath, senior: 30th Place, District; Alternate for Regionals and State.

Season-best times from the Lady Cards
  • Alison Kocsis, junior: 12:56.0 at the UIL 4A State Championship.
  • Tori Tauch, freshman: 13:09.9 at the Melissa Cardinal XC Invitational.
  • Madeline Graham, sophomore: 13:42.7 at the UIL 4A District 11 Meet.
  • Sonya Mauldin, freshman: 13:57.3 at the UIL 4A District 11 Meet.
  • Camille Bogdan, junior: 14:30.7 at the UIL 4A District 11 Meet.
  • Katelynn Wagner, freshman: 14:43.6 at the UIL 4A District 11 Meet.
  • Madeline Kuehler, freshman: 15:39.7 at the Denison Invitational.
  • Caitlyn Koval, junior: 16:04.8 at the UIL 4A District Meet.
  • Jolie Duncan, sophomore: 18:42.8 at the Denison Invitational.

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Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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