The Melissa Cardinals varsity made the most of its time at the Whitesboro Red River Relays on March 20, finishing as the overall team champions beating teams like Sherman, Denison and Gainesville.

The junior varsity boys had a good run, as well, finishing third overall.

"The JV continues to show constant improvement in all events and should be very competitive at the district meet in a few weeks," said Melissa coach Travis Roberson. "Many of those boys could be varsity runners now but we have some great depth and that allows them to continue to improve on that level. The varsity was really impressive in several events."

Overall, Melissa broke four school records: long jump, high jump, 1600m and the 4x100 relay. The relay smashed the old record by more than a half-second.

The next meet for the Cardinals will be in Whitewright on March 27.

Below are overall team totals and individual places.

JV TEAM VARSITY TEAM

Sherman Melissa 113

Denison Anna 96

Melissa 81 Whitesboro 92

Anna 73 Denison 90

Gainesville 62 Gainesville 72

Whitesboro 55 Sherman 69

Van Alstyne 52 S&S 45

Callisburg 46 Van Alstyne 17

S&S 34 Callisburg 4

4X100……………46.11 .. 3rd 4X100……………. 43.28…1st new record

Tyler Wallace Tom Whitson

Tristan Sanner Dean Youngblood

Preston Jones Taylor McGehee

Jordan Fortner Clifton Littleton

100M 100M

Preston Jones……….. 12.14 … 2nd Tom Whitson …….. 11.34 2nd

200M 200M

Jordan Fortner ……. 25.01 …. 3rd Clifton Littleton .. 22.71 1st

Taylor McGehee .. 23.53 4th

4X200…………………01:39…2nd 4X200………………01:31.4…. 1st

Tyler Wallace Tom Whitson

Tristan Sanner Dean Youngblood

Preston Jones Taylor McGehee

Jordan Fortner Clifton Littleton

Shot Shot

Michael Blackburn 40’ 1"… 1st Walker Montoya… 44’ 2" 3rd

Dylan Luby ………….. 36’ 10" . 6th

Disc Disc

Jordan Fortner ……. 99’ 0" … 4th Walker Montoy.a .. 127’ 4 2nd

Pole Vault Long Jump

Nich Eichel …………. 9’ 6" ….. 1st Taylor McGehee .. 21’ 3". 2nd new record

Rhett Barham ……… 8’ 6"…… 3rd

Triple Jump Triple Jump

Nich Eichel …………. 37’ 7"… 5th Dean Youngblood . 40’ 5" 5th

High Jump High Jump

Tyler Wallace ………. 5’ 4" ….. 3rd Connor Bazis …… 6’ 6" 1st new record

Christian Norton . 6’ 0" 5th

3200M

Jack Clemans …… 12:05 4th

Hunter Mark …….. 13:19.6th

800M

Trace Greer ………. 2:08 3rd

1600M

Trace Greer ………. 04:46 4th new record