The Waxahachie Lady Indians track-and-field team finished third, while the Indians placed 10th in the recently held District 7- and 8-6A area championships held at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium.

Waxahachie distance runner Emma Curry also placed in a tie for seventh as an individual, scoring 18 of the Lady Indians 75 points. As a team, the Lady Indians finished well behind champion DeSoto (200 points) and second-place Duncanville (119), which are perennial contenders for the overall team titles at the state championships in Austin.

The Indians (14 points) did not have an athlete finish inside the top-10 individually.

All student-athletes that placed in the top-four during the area meet qualified for the 6A Region I championships to be held this weekend in Arlington.

Curry began her meet with a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run. She finished behind a trio of DeSoto student-athletes in a time of 2:25.38. All three DeSoto runners finished in sub-24 seconds with Rachel Anderson taking first place in 2:23.55.

Emily Mackel placed second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:25.32 to lead a three-person pack of regional-bound Lady Indians that included Curry (3rd, 11:30.610) and Alyson Moore (4th, 11:34.23).

The trio also all qualified for the regional meet in the 1,600-meter race, with Curry placing second in a time of 5:26.17 and Moore (3rd, 5:27.78) and Mackel (4th, 5:28.10) following closely behind.

Brooklyn Baskin cleared nine feet to win the area championship in the pole vault by one inch of Mansfield jumper Natalie Williams. Nata

Baskin had previously finished third in the 7-6A championships at DeSoto High School.

Having already broken, and then rebroken, a couple program records this season, the Lady Indians 4x200-meter relay team placed third and the 4x100 team finished fourth in the area championships. Both teams qualified for the regional meet.

Madison Babers, Marche Jefferson, Naija Keith and Ra'Neicia Tucker finished in 1:41.62 in the 4x200. DeSoto won the race in 1:38.65.

Tucker, Jefferson, Kieth and Jh'Kyah Head completed their 4x100-meter race in 48.23. DeSoto also won that race in 45.73.

The Lady Indians 4x100 and 4x200, as well as Curry (800-meter), all broke program records during the District 7-6A meet held at DeSoto High School.

Waxahachie hurdler Antawan Patterson won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 39.48, which was more than one full second faster than Mansfield Summit hurdler Clavion Porter (40.73) in second place.

Patterson is the lone Waxahachie male competitor to qualify for the regional meet.

Those who qualified for the 6A Region I championships will compete Friday and Saturday on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.