Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Can you win the team tittle without a team?

As reported on CNNSI.com Bonnie Richardson won the girls 1A(smallest school division) Track and Field State Championship Team Tittle for the '08 season just a few weeks ago BY HERSELF. Bonnie was one of three ladies on her squad and the only one to qualify for the state meet. She qualified in five events and made the trip to Austin with just her coach by her side. "On the first of the competition's two days, Richardson won the high jump (5-foot-5), placed second in the long jump (18-7) and third in the discus (121 feet). On Day 2 she won the 200-meter dash in 25.03 seconds and finished second in the 100 at 12.19. She wasn't able to compete in a single relay, usually the difference-maker in team competition....After the relays, the result became official: Rochelle ("Bonnie") tallied 42 points, enough to squeak past second-place Chilton's 36."

How amazing is this feat?

I can not for a moment fathom this happening at any level of athletics. Seriously, I wonder how bad the other teams had to be to see this result.