Stephenville High School's track and field squads, led by defending Class 4A boys state high jump champion Blake Aragon, had 11 boys and 16 girls who qualified to advance to the area track meet based on their performances in the District 8-4A meet held April 4-5 at Heritage High school in Midlothian.

The top four in each event advance to the area meet, which is scheduled for April 18 at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.

Junior Krece Nowak qualified in five events for the Yellow Jackets, taking the district title in the boys long jump. Boys district titles were also earned by SHS teammate Gage Graham in the triple jump.

Senior Hailey Martin, like Nowak, also advanced in five events for the SHS varsity girls.

Bailey McBee provided the only district championship among the girls, winning the 100-meter hurdles.

Also for the SHS boys, Kyle Lindsey advanced in four events. Aragon, along with Kendall Storrs in second place and Lindsey in third swept the top three spots in the boys high jump.

Stephenville was third in the final varsity boys team standings. Heritage won with 147 points, followed by Waxahachie Life School runner-up with 131 and SHS with 114.

The SHS Honeybees finished as runner-up in the varsity girls division. Waxahachie Life School won with 186 points, while the Honeybees recorded 156 points. Heritage was third with 88.50.

In the junior varsity girls final team standings, Stephenville (128 points) was runner-up to Life School. SHS finished fourth among the junior varsity boys (81 points).

Aragon won the high jump with a height of 6 feet, 2 inches. He cleared 6-8 last spring in winning the first state track and field title for the SHS boys since 2001.The other returning state track qualifier for SHS, senior Jordan Carter, was second in the girls high jump district title with a height of 5-2. Ally Andress, the defending 4A girls state champion in that event, took first place at 5-4.

The SHS girls area qualifiers are: Bailey McBee (100-meter run, 100-meter hurdles); Chloe Goodman (200, 800 relay); Kassidy Nowak (400, 1,600 relay); Presley Wall (1,600, 3,200); Emily Kirbo (1,600); Hailey Martin (100 hurdles, 400 relay, 800 relay, long jump, triple jump); Payton Wall (300 hurdles, 1,600 relay); Amber Walker (400 relay, 800 relay, 1,600 relay); Kali Bramlett (400 relay, pole vault); Kristen Pettit (400 relay, 800 relay); Alee McClendon (1,600 relay); Aubreyanna Ziegler (shot put); Alyssa Northcutt (discus); Taylor Carter (discus); Jordan Carter (high jump); Karsen Salyards (pole vault); and Shayden Toof (triple jump).

The area area qualifiers for the SHS boys are: Krece Nowak (100, 400 relay, 1,600 relay, long jump, triple jump); Kyle Lindsey (400 relay, 800 relay, 1,600 relay, high jump); Pacen Parker (400 relay, 800 relay, 1,600 relay); Cole Pattit (400 relay, 800 relay, 1,600 relay); Travis Wayland (800 relay); Tyelir Brown (shot put); Zane Walker (discus); Blake Aragon (high jump); Kendall Storrs (high jump); Caden Cowan (pole vault); Gage Graham (triple jump)

GIRLS

(top 4 qualify for area meet)

100-meters — 3. Bailey McBee 12.94; 6. Chloe Goodman 13.09.

200 — 4. Chloe Goodman 27.12.

400 — 3. Kassidy Nowak 64.32.

1,600 — 3. Presley Wall 5:37.86; 4. Emily Kirbo 5:39.48.

3,200 — 4. Presley Wall 12:07.80.

100 hurdles — 1. Bailey McBee 15.24; 3. Hailey Martin 15.51.

300 hurdles — 2. Payton Wall 49.21.

400 relay — 3. SHS (Amber Walker, Kali Bramlett, Hailey Martin, Kristen Pettit) 51.29.

800 relay — 2. SHS (Amber Walker, Chloe Goodman, Hailey Martin, Kristen Pettit) 1:48.94.

1,600 relay — 3. SHS (Amber Walker, Alee McClendon, Payton Wall, Kassidy Nowak) 4:10.52.

Shot put — 2. Aubreyanna Ziegler 34-9.5.

Discus — 2. Alyssa Northcutt 109-1; 3. Taylor Carter 104-9.

High jump — 2. Jordan Carter 5-2.

Pole vault — 2. Kali Bramlett 9-0; 4. Karsen Salyards 8-0.

Long jump — 4. Hailey Martin 16-11.

Triple jump — 3. Hailey Martin 36-1.75; 4. Shayden Toof 36-1.

BOYS

100-meter run — 4. Krece Nowak 11.14.

400 relay — 4. SHS (Kyle Lindsey, Pacen Parker, Cole Pettit, Krece Nowak) 43.95.

800 relay — 4. SHS (Kyle Lindsey, Travis Wayland, Cole Pettit, Pacen Parker) 1:32.35.

1,600 relay — 2. SHS (Krece Nowak, Cole Pettit, Pacen Parker, Kyle Lindsey) 3:28.63.

Shot put — 4. Tyelir Brown 40-10.5.

Discus — 2. Zane Walker 123-9.

High jump — 1. Blake Aragon 6-2; 2. Kendall Storrs 6-0; 3. Kyle Lindsey 5-10.

Pole vault — 2. Caden Cowan 12-0.

Long jump — 1. Krece Nowak 12-1.5.

Triple jump — 1. Gage Graham 43-9 1/4; 2. Krece Nowak 43-3 1/2.