Nowell stars in field at PK Relays

Josh Nowell in the high jump. || Flash file photo courtesy CHET MARTIN

Another big day for Honeybee sophomore Martin


STEPHENVILLE (March 22, 2016) — For Stephenville senior Josh Nowell, track and field is mostly about field.

And Nowell, a senior who has signed to play football at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, is collecting points in droves in not the typical two or even three field events, but in four.

At the Possum Kingdom Relays at Graham High School Saturday, Nowell won the boys triple jump by more than a foot, placed third in the high jump and long jump and finished sixth in the discus throw. That’s 23 points in four events, by one competitor, before any teams took to the track.


Nowell, also an all-state punter and decorated wide receiver at Stephenville, also used the long stride associated with his 6-5 frame to help the Yellow Jackets to first place in the 4×400 meter relay. It was 20 points that lifted the team into third place in the final standings, and gave him 28 points for the day.

Nowell was joined in the victorious 4×400 effort by Aaron Burrows, Dawson Gray and anchor-man Pedro Manrriquez. Like Nowell, Burrows and Gray are multi-sport athletes who are about to begin the 4A playoffs with the undefeated Stephenville boys soccer team.

Sophomores Payton Wall and Hailey Martin scored the remaining victories for Stephenville. Wall won the 400 meter and Martin was longest in the triple jump.



Martin continues to be the leader in versatility for the Honeybees. She was third in the 100 hurdles, fourth in the long jump and ran on two relays – second in the 4×200 and sixth in the 4×100.

Team standings and individual point scorers from Stephenville below:

Top 5 Girls Teams

1. Wichita Falls Rider 129.5

2. Brownwood 128

3. Stephenville 118

4. Holliday 68

5. Midland Christian 59

Girls 400

1. Payton Wall, 1:01.75

Girls 800

3. Bayleigh Chaviers, 2:30.12

Girls 1,600

5. Emily Kirbo, 5:50.98

Girls 3,200

5. Mariexa Gutierrez

Girls 100 hurdles

2. Bailey McBee, 16.29

3. Hailey Martin, 16.45

Girls 4×100 relay

6. Stephenville (Mikayla Hobbs, Hailey Martin, Cody Hawks, Chloe Goodman), 54.26

Girls 4×200 relay

2. Stephenville (Hailey Martin, Bailey McBee, Chloe Goodman, Bayleigh Chaviers), 1:49.78

Girls 4×400 relay

4. Stephenville (Bailey McBee, Payton Wall, Mikayla Hobbs, Bayleigh Chaviers), 4:20.83

Girls High Jump

2. Jordan Carter, 5-2

3. Kaleigh Conger, 5-0

Girls Long Jump

2. Bayleigh Chaviers, 15-2.5

4. Hailey Martin, 14-11.75

Girls Triple Jump

1. Hailey Martin, 33-5.5

Girls Shot Put

3. Nadine Arredondo, 33-7

4. Alexus Duckett, 32-3

Girls Discus

4. Nadine Arredondo, 90-02

5. Alyssa Northcutt, 88-9

Top 5 Boys Teams

1. Brownwood 138

2. Graham 130

3. Stephenville 84

4. Mineral Wells 76

5. Iowa Park 48

5. Midland Christian 48

Boys 200

6. Rico Wood, 23.92

Boys 800

6. Kendall Williams, 2:16.78

Boys 4×100 relay

6. Stephenville (Jon Clark Giddings, Pacen Parker, Rico Wood, Rett Dittfurth), 45.69

Boys 4×200 relay

5. Stephenville (Jon Clark Giddings, Aaron Burrows, Rico Wood, Pacen Parker), 1:35.23

Boys 4×400 relay

1. Stephenville (Josh Nowell, Aaron Burrows, Dawson Gray, Pedro Manrriquez), 3:32.37

Boys High Jump

3. Josh Nowell, 5-10

Boys Pole Vault

2. Jon Clark Giddings 14-0

Boys Long Jump

3. Josh Nowell, 19-5

Boys Triple Jump

1. Josh Nowell, 41-3.75

Boys Shot Put

4. Austin Northcutt, 41-1

Boys Discus

6. Josh Nowell, 122-2

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