Mary Scott Tritt signed to run for Union University on Friday, February 26.
Mary Scott is the daughter of Jenny and Joey Hopper and Chad and Brittany Tritt.
She’s spent her Crockett County High School career breaking cross-country records and is expected to break track and field records this season.
Mary qualified for state in cross-country all four years and won every single regular season meet her senior year.
She set the schools cross-country record her freshman year at 20:30. She went on to break her own record junior year at 20:01; then broke her own record again two more times her senior year, hitting her first 19 in season and setting the new school record at state with a 19:32 time.
Coach Julie Nass said, “it will likely stand for a long time.”
Mary Scott helped lead the girls team to their first state meet team appearance in school history and she currently holds the school records in track for the 3200 (12:43 and 4×800 Relay (10:43).
“I owe most of my success to the rigorous training provided by my coaches Julie Nass and Charles Evans and the constant encouragement I receive from my teammates,” said Mary. “The coaches are constantly setting new goals for us and it’s what has driven me to improve each year. Also, my guys are definitely crucial to my success because they help me push the pace on every workout. The girls, however, are definitely my emotional stronghold. You can’t have a bad day and not expect a big hug and tons of encouragement.”
Mary Scott chose Union University expectantly.
“Interestingly, Union was the last school I ever expected to attend,” said Mary. “I just imagined myself further away from home and at a public university. However, as soon as I met the girls’ team and the head coach, Bailey Bell, I fell in love with the cross-country program there. The Union program offers a flexible approach that will allow me to focus on my degree first and running second. I’m so excited to join the team!”