STEPHENVILLE - It takes special athletes and special performances to qualify for the state track and field meet, and Bailey McBee with ties to Ballinger, was one of three student-athletes who rose to that level Friday and Saturday at Plains Capital Park/Lowrey Field in Lubbock at the Region I-4A meet.

STEPHENVILLE - It takes special athletes and special performances to qualify for the state track and field meet, and Bailey McBee with ties to Ballinger, was one of three student-athletes who rose to that level Friday and Saturday at Plains Capital Park/Lowrey Field in Lubbock at the Region I-4A meet.

McBee, who has proud grandparents from Ballinger, was the 100-meter hurdles area champion in the girls division. McBee, a junior, qualified for state with a second-place finish (14.78 seconds) Saturday, April 28, and sophomore

“Qualifying to compete in the state track meet is an extraordinarily difficult thing to do and it takes extraordinary performances to get there.  SHS girls track coach Jeremiah Butchee stated. “Bailey broke her own personal record of 15.19 seconds in the prelims the day before by .41 seconds and ran a blazing 14.78, 8/100 of a second behind 1st place."

McBee is the daughter of Stacey and Philip McBee of Stephenville and the granddaughter of Tom and Madelyn Lee of Ballinger and Mary and Dale Smith of Ballinger and Phil and Mary McBee of Brownwood.