The Melissa Lady Cardinals track team won the District 12-3A Championship at Princeton High School, while the junior varsity Lady Cardinals placed third. This was the third consecutive district championship for the Lady Cards track team and their first at the Class 3A level.

The team scored a season-high 215 points at the meet, beating second place Princeton by 75 points. In doing so, the Lady Cards also managed to qualify every single varsity participant to the Area track championship.

"It was a great performance by the team," Melissa coach Michael Bardgett said. "Our goal going in was to qualify as many athletes to the Area meet as possible. I had no idea that we’d be able to qualify every single runner, jumper, vaulter and thrower. I’m thrilled at the work our athletes and coaches have done to prepare themselves for to have this kind of success."

Three new school records were set at the meet. Elise Hawn lowered her own school record in the 800, the mile relay team of Ashley Henger, Connar Newberry, Kailey Burton, and Sophie Bennett lowered their own school record and the 800 relay team of Courtney Cottrell, Henger, Megan Conlin, and Madison Rose broke the school record set back in 2008.

Varsity Results:

3200

1st Ashley New

2nd Kambri Gabel

3rd Jackii Thomas

800

1st Elise Hawn

3rd Kailey Burton

4th Sophie Bennett

100 Hurdles

2nd Erin Nelson

3rd Cat Whitten

100

4th Raegan Brogdon

400

3rd Elise Hawn

4th Connar Newberry

6th Hannah Tenney

300 Hurdles

4th Cat Whitten

5th Erin Nelson

200

6th Megan Conlin

1600

2nd Ashley New

3rd Jackii Thomas

4th Kambri Gabel

Shot Put

2nd Kelsey Smith

3rd Whitney Taylor

Discus

4th Bridie Burchett

6th Whitney Taylor

High Jump

4th Stephanie Deblois

5th Raegan Brogdon

Long Jump

1st Elise Hawn

2nd Madison Rose

Triple Jump

1st Madison Rose

2nd Elise Hawn

Pole Vault

1st Ally Terry

2nd Hannah Tenney

3rd Haley Weisinger

Junior Varsity:

3200

1st Amber Melcher

100 Hurdles

1st Ambriana Ricks

100

2nd Hannah Gnader

3rd Maxine Anderson

300 Hurdles

1st Ambriana Ricks

200

2nd Hannah Gnader

4th Maxine Anderson

1600

2nd Amber Melcher

5th Haleigh Hernandez