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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 06:39 PM
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ONE person track team wins Texas state *team* championship
Edited on Sun Jun-14-09 06:56 PM by underpants
Texas team claims state track title with 1 girl

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24558252 /
AUSTIN, Texas - Bonnie Richardson ran. She threw. She jumped.

And when it was time to hand out the team trophies, Richardson accepted the 1A team championship for Rochelle High School by herself.

Richardson was the only Rochelle athlete to qualify for the state meet and stunningly won the team title. University Interscholastic League officials said it was the first time they can remember a single athlete winning a girls team title.


Wait wait wait that article is from LAST YEAR


June 6, 2009
Teen wins team state title by herself - again
http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=953096



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.

In her typical laid-back fashion, Richardson didn't get too excited.

"My family already did the math," Richardson said while waiting for her celebratory prime rib sandwich at Red Robin restaurant. "They were jumping up and down; it was kind of embarrassing."

Since Rochelle High School has no track, Richardson this year's entire girls' track team practices at nearby Brady High School, where there are gas stations and a Wal-Mart.

"Brady's going to town," she said.

The valedictorian in a class of 14 at Brady High School, Richardson has committed to Texas A&M.

"I hope not to look stupid because of the age difference with some of the athletes I'll be competing against," Richardson said. "I'm playing catch-up."
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 06:41 PM
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1. I'd love to get a look at those other teams. n/t
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 06:42 PM
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3. Indeed.
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 06:42 PM
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2. What a great story.
Thanks for the post.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 06:49 PM
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4. Thank You Title IX
This would not have happened 30 years ago. Way To Go Bonnie!!
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 06:58 PM
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5. An amazing young woman
For those who may not be aware the Texas state HS track meet was originally scheduled in early May but was postponed due to the swine flu scare.

Which meant the athletes had to maintain form and conditioning for an additional month while dealing with graduation, finals etc.

Thank you for posting this.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 07:00 PM
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6. I did NOT know that
as a marathoner I know that training is planned out months in advance any delay (like I had in January) really screws things up

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 07:36 PM
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7. My soph year we had one guy compete at states...as a team we came in 2nd...
...he competed in 100 and 200 and the long jump...we got about 11 points which was enough for second.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-15-09 06:57 AM
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8. I'm a little confused about something...
Which high school does she go to? Both articles talk about her being a student at Rochelle HS, but then the new one says she's the valedictorian at Brady HS. Either she goes to both simultaneously, or somebody at the paper forgot to proofread the article.
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