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Aledo High School advances 24 athletes in 28 events to area meet

Aledo sprinter Rebecca Bills hands off the baton to Tysley Valencia during the finals of the varsity girls' 4x100 relay Thursday at the District 8-5A track meet at Joshua. The Ladycats' sprint relay team finished second to qualify for the area meet.

Aledo High School showed its track prowess at the District 8-5A meet as the Ladycats and Bearcats combined to qualify 24 athletes in 28 events to the District 7-5A/8-5A Area Track and Field meet.

The top four finishers in each event at the district meet qualify for the area meet.

The 7-5A/8-5A area meet will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, at Clark Stadium in Fort Worth. The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the regional meet.

The Bearcats won the 8-5A meet with the Ladycats finishing second. The finals of the meet were on Thursday at Owl Stadium in Joshua.

Aledo boys qualifying for the area meet include Wes Harris (shot put, discus), Harrison Tillman (1600, 3200), Preston Jefferis (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4×400 relay), Brannon Webb (4×200 relay, 4×400 relay), Donnie Evans (100, 4×200 relay), Noah Collins (400, 4×400 relay), Beau Mask (4×200 relay, 4×400 relay), Hunter Rosson (4×200 relay), Cameron Bean (discus), Cody Bradford (high jump), Dan Clute (pole vault), Brevin McCoy (pole vault), T.J. Zalar (pole vault) and McKenzie Haney (long jump).

Aledo girls qualifying for the area meet include Reagan Brown (3200, 1600), Rebecca Bills (4×100 relay, 4×200 relay), Tysley Valencia (4×100 relay), Ellie Reese (4×100 relay, 4×200 relay, long jump), Kia Jordan, 4×100 relay, 100, 4×200 relay, long jump), Sierra White (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, pole vault), Krissy Johnson (4×200 relay), Erin Weiss (discus, shot put), Alaina Touchet (shot put) and Mackenzie Lyon (pole vault).

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