More Great Sportswomanship!

(To follow on the heels of this story and this one…)

You go, grrl:

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, after being the only athlete from Rochelle, Texas to qualify for the state meet, scored 42 team points to win the Texas 1A track title by herself—a feat never performed by a girl and not seen by a boy since the 1970s, when it was accomplished by Meridian High School's Frank Pollard, who later went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Richardson placed first in the high jump and 200 meters, second in the long jump and 100 meters, and third in the discus over the two-day event.
"This totally blows me away," the freckle-faced Richardson said while holding the trophy with a gold medal draped on her neck. "This is amazing. I had no idea it was even possible."

…Richardson also plays tennis and led her basketball team to the state semifinals last season.

"I'd play football if my parents would let me," she said. "Not quarterback. Defense."
Congratulations, Bonnie!

[H/T to Shaker Veronica, via email.]

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