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Yahoo Sports ran a story a few days ago about Bonnie Richardson, a junior high school track and field athlete, who won the state 1A team championship for Rochelle High school–by herself.

Bonnie Richardson

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.

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).

With temperatures hovering in the mid-90’s throughout the entire week, Richardson was thankful that the meet was split up into two days. Additionally, she laughed off a suggestion that she could have won more if UIL rules didn’t limit individual participation to five events.

“I don’t think I could handle any more,” she said. “It was hot and I was tired.”

Oh please. Where I’m from, girls win the team state title by themselves all the time and they never complain about how hot and tired they are. My mom actually won one yesterday (on the sun…..true story) and she still had enough energy to cook dinner and clean the house afterwards. High five mom! Now where’s my meatloaf?

UPDATE: Picks up phone. Beep boop boop beep beep. Hello, can I speak to franktalk(scroll down)? Oh hey, what’s up dude? Good good. Yeah well, I just wanted to call to let you know that the above paragraph is what I like to call sarcasm. I just didn’t want there to be any confusion. I mean, what Bonnie Richardson accomplished is amazing and is in fact why I decided to blog about it in the first place. How’s your golden retriever doing studying for his CSCS exam? Wait what? You were being sarcastic when you said that? Hahahahahaha. You’re hilarious!!111!

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