Sunday, June 07, 2009

Rochelle High School...

...takes the Texas Track and Field Team State Title. Congratulations to this high school from a small Texas town (population 600) who really took it to the larger schools for the second year in a row.

How many athletes are on the Rochelle High School Track and Field Team?


That's right, a Track and Field team of 1 won the State Title.

From Y News by Stuart Kantor:

Teen wins team state title by herself - again
Bonnie Richardson, from tiny Rochelle, Texas (population 600), has accomplished what no other Texas high school track and field athlete has ever achieved: back-to-back team state championships – by herself.

Richardson captured first in the long jump (17-04.50), second in the discus (126-09) and first in the high jump (5-8) on Friday for a total of 28 points. Returning to Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas on Saturday, Richardson placed third in the 200 (25.78) and fourth in the 100 (12.51) for a two-day total of 38 points – two points better than second-place Cayuga in Class A...
You are going to have to head on over and read this entire article for yourself.

Bonnie Richardson holds the trophy for winning the girls 1A team Texas championship on Saturday

Image by Harry Cabluck / AP

Now that is quite the accomplishment. This well rounded young woman will most likely be able to succeed at pretty much anything she puts her mind to.


Old NFO said...

Unbelievable to do it once, much less TWICE! Good on her!

Frances Clements said...

That is really cool.

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