DUBLIN — The Early Longhorns and Lady Horns combined to earn 26 berths in the 5-3A/6-3A area meet, while the Bangs Dragons and Lady Dragons clinched 20 spots based on their performances at the District 6-3A track and field meet Friday in Dublin.
The Longhorns finished with 144.5 points, which trailed only district champion Brady's total of 174 on the boys side. Next was Comanche (101.5), then Dublin (82) and Bangs (69).
In girls action, the Lady Horns placed third with 108 points, trailed immediately by the Lady Dragons with 103. Brady also won the girls portion of the meet with 183 points, while Coleman was the runner-up with 141 points.
The Longhorns led the charge with 16 area qualifiers, as the top four finishers in each event advanced to compete at Jim Ned on Wednesday, April 18.
Gold medalists for the Longhorns were Jeramiah Fowler in both the 3200 meters (11:05.1) and 1600 meters (5:11.34), along with Ryan Hill in the 800 meters (2:03.41).
Runners-up included Hill in the 400 meters (54.56), Carlos Moreno in the high jump (6-0), Devyn Burns in the 200 meters (22.96), Ethan Rhodes in the 300-meter hurdles (44.88),
David Shields in the 110-meter hurdles (16.61), the 4x100 relay (45.12) and the 4x400 relay (3:39.29).
Bringing home bronze medals were Miguel Elizondo in the shot put (40-1) and Timmy Smithson in the 300-meter hurdles (45.29).
Punching their area tickets with fourth-place efforts were Fowler in the 800 meters (2:12.44), Moreno in the triple jump (37-1.75), Mason Flippin in the 400 meters (55.2) and
Ryan Trompler in the 100 meters (11.57).
Coming in firth were Ty Schafer in the discus (110-1), Nathan Mitchell in the triple jump (36-11.75) and Austin Reveille in the 400 meters (55.72).
Adding points in sixth place were Shields in the 300-meter hurdles (47.67), Adan Aleman in the 200 meters (24.57), and the 4x200 relay (1:39.61).
The Lady Horns are sending 10 entrants to area.
Event winners included Trinity Tomlinson in the 100-meter hurdles (15.1) and Jensen Hutchins in the 100 meters (12.48), who both set new school records, along with Ellie Ryan in the discus (114-5), the 4x100 relay team (50.04) and the 4x200 relay team (1:51.92). Tomlison also picked up a second gold medal in the high jump (5-4).
Silver medalists were Haley Spieckerman in the long jump (16-0.5) and Kenzie Poindexter in the 300-meter hurdles (53.87).
No Lady Horn finished third, but fourth-place performances were turned in by Ryan in the shot put (29-11.5) and Emily Jillson in the triple jump (31-3.5).
Sydnee Shea came in fifth in the discus (91-5) while Hope Boswell was sixth in the long jump (15-3).
For Bangs, the Lady Dragons led the way with 13 area qualifiers.
Skylar Hutchins won the 200 meters (27.41), finished second in both the 100 meters (13.1) and long jump (16-0.25) and came in third in the triple jump (31-9.25).
Kayleah Hall was the runner-up in the 800 meters (2:33.55), while Cloie Montague in the pole vault (8-0) and the 4x400 relay (4:51.34) both placed third.
Coming in fourth were Hall in both the 1600 meters (6:26.37) and pole vault (6-6), Montague in the 800 meters (2:42.91), Jordyn Pitts in the 300-meter hurdles (54.5), Brooklyn Guthrie in the 400 meters (1:08.68) and the 4x100 relay team (53.86.
Fifth-place efforts belonged to Pitts in the pole vault (6-6) and Kim Diaz in the 3200 meters (14:53.06), while Montague in the 1600 meters (7:03.42), Ashlyn McKenzie in the high jump (4-8) and Kyra Jackson in the shot put (28-8) each finished sixth.
Among the Dragons' seven area qualifiers, Colton Brewer in the triple jump (41-2.75) and the 4x100 relay (44.75) both won their events.
Brewer also finished second in the long jump (20-4) while Timothy Hall was third in the 3200 meters (11:24.41).
Hall also added a fourth-place finish in the 1600 meters (5:20.68), as did Colton Martin in the 200 meters (23.89), Dawson Light in the 300-meter hurdles (46.13) and 4x200 relay (1:38.34).
Brandon Sisson was fifth in the pole vault (11-6), while placing sixth were Wes Mitchell in the pole vault (10-0) and the 4x400 relay (3:53.98).