Richardson sets another record for Pirates


Chris Richardson was already in the Granbury Pirate track record books before Saturday’s meet.

Now he’s in there twice.

The difference is when Richardson broke his first record in the 400-meter dash, it was a mark that had stood for more than three decades, and Richardson was still a long way from even being born.

This time he ran alongside the guy who’s record he has now broken.

Richardson set a new mark in the 200 Friday at Aledo’s Bearcat Relays, clocking a 21.78. It bested the previous mark of 22.20 set by Brandon Davis in 2011.

Davis is now a running back at Louisiana Tech.

Richardson was only a sophomore that season. He narrowly missed earning a berth at the state meet, finishing fourth at regionals in the 400.

“I continue to be impressed with the speed of Chris,” said Granbury coach Jodie Scott. “This record may be here for a while.

“Couple that with his 400 time (48.96), and there should be some colleges take notice.”

The Pirates finished second in the team standings, scoring 129 points. Aledo, their District 7-4A counterpart, won with 187.

It’s the second consecutive meet in which the Pirates have finished second, including their own, following a first-place finish at Mineral Wells.

It was at Mineral Wells Richardson set his record in the 400, breaking Royce Jesko’s mark of 49.55 set in 1982.

At Aledo the Pirates brought home four gold medals, three silvers and five bronze.

Along with Richardson, Charles Wallace won gold in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.48. Nick Doughty topped the long jump with a distance of 20-7 and won the triple jump with 43-10..

The 400 relay (Kevin Hennard, Kwuan Shaw, Richardson, Mike Milson) captured silver, as did the 800 relay (Hennard, Shaw, Milson, Brandon Fichter). Also, Hennard was second in the 100.

“We are extremely pleased with our season so far,” said Scott. “We have about 70 going to every meet we have been to, and they are competing hard and getting faster.”


Addison Winn and Sydney Teeter took first and second place in the shot put to top the performances of the Lady Pirates in Aledo.

Winn had a throw of 33 feet, 11 inches. Teeter was right behind at 33-8.

“This is the first time anyone can remember that two varsity girls from Granbury have taken first and second in the shot put,” said a thrilled coach Mike Pinkerton. “We are making progress.”

As a team the Lady Pirates finished sixth with 54 points. Haltom won with 128.

The Lady Pirates also brought home a pair of bronze medals.

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Bearcat Relays

Granbury results


Team score

129 points, second place (Aledo 187, first)

Top individual results

400 relay – 2. Hennard, Shaw, Richardson, Milson), 42.72

110 hurdles – 1. Wallace, 15.48

100 – 2. Hennard, 11.06

800 relay – 2. (Hennard, Shaw, Milson, Fichter), 1:33

400 – 3. Blohowiak, 54.24

300 hurdles – 3. Wallace, 43.11

200 – 1. Richardson, 21.78

1600 relay – 3. (Richardson, Shaw, Fichter, Blohowiak), 3:32.56

Long jump – 1. Doughty, 20-7; 5. Wade, 19-0; 6. Shaw, 18-10.5

Triple jump – 1. Doughty, 43-10; 5. Fichter, 40-4

High jump – 3. Graham, 5-8; 4. Hennard, 5-8 (lost tiebreaker)

Pole vault – 3. Sandelin, 13-0; 4. Milson, 12-6


Team score

54, sixth place (Haltom 128, first)

Top individual results

400 relay – 52.9, sixth place

800 – 6. Perriello, 2:35.62

800 relay – 1:52.50, fourth place

400 – 3. Perriello, 1:04.61

300 hurdles – 5. Bonugli, 51.56

200 – 4. Thompson, 27.75

1600 – 6. Thomas, 6:01.31

1600 relay – 4:26.59, fifth place

Long jump – 5. Matos, 15-3

High jump – 3. Cline, 5-0

Shot put – 1. Winn, 33-11; 2. Teeter, 33-8