Saturday, June 6, 2009

Girl wins team track title

This reminds me of when Erie McDowell (District 10) had a dominant performer in Sheena Gordon.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The best small high school track team in Texas is once again a freckle-faced girl named Bonnie Richardson.
Richardson, the valedictorian of her 59-student class in the tiny farming town of Rochelle, — and the lone girl competing in track and field at the school, won the Class A team state title Saturday for the second consecutive year.
She won the gold in the long jump and high jump, took silver in the discus and bronze in the 200 meters. She also finished fourth in the 100 meters.
There are no other girls on the Rochelle High School track team. Richardson is the only girl in state history to win a team title on her own.


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Anonymous said...

Let's not talk about the joke that is high school football. Until Fort Cherry and the rest of the Wpial and Piaa schools starting testing for performance enhancing drugs, I will not consider any accomplishments as being done on the level.

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Anonymous said...

This is one of the reasons so many
(including local newspapers) view track as a completely individual sport. I don't dispute that view but add that there is a team aspect that often gets overlooked.
Strategically placing athletes in events, countering the opponents strengths, grabbing seconds and thirds to compile the 76 points needed to win a meet.
The wpial team playoff/championship and the section meets are two examples of those types of meets.One girl can't win those!

Anonymous said...

Spoken like someone whose athletes don't medal at wpial/states and needs to pat his/her own back.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very insightful on your part.
My point was that there is a team aspect to track (and cross country) that often gets overlooked.

If I wanted a pat on the back I sure wouldn't seek it on this blog.
Making comments on here usually invites ridicule, not positive praise.

As for medals at wpials and states, our kids have won their share.