05.13.08 10 years ago 16 Comments

Bonnie Richardson, a junior at Rochelle High School, was the only person on her track team to qualify for the state meet.  So she just kinda went out and won the 1A team title by herself.

Richardson's title march began with field events on Friday when she won the high jump (5 feet, 5 inches), placed second in the long jump (18-7) and was third in the discus (121-0).

On Saturday, she won the 200 meters in 25.03 seconds and nearly pulled off a huge upset in the 100 before finishing second (12.19) to defending champion Kendra Coleman of Santa Anna. Richardson, a junior, earned a total of 42 team points to edge team runner-up Chilton (36).

This blows my mind.  There are two kinds of track athletes: skinny ones that run fast and jump high, and scary beasts who throw things really far.  This chick is the rare athlete: a scary beast that can run fast and jump high.  And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.   People can be real bitches about what you say about high school female track stars.  Trust me on this one.


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