The state track meet proved to be the appropriate setting for one of Canadian’s best all-time, all-around athletes.
Friday, in Austin, senior Tyler Richardson won a state silver medal in the shot-put event with a throw of 57-01.25. This was his second year to do so, wrapping up a four-year career collecting eight state medals and four championship rings as a part of the back-to-back state champion football and basketball teams.
“Four years went by fast,” said Richardson. “It feels like I should be a freshman still, learning the ropes, but I’m a senior now and I took hold of that rope. I’ve been successful in a lot of stuff, and I couldn’t have done any of that without teammates, coaches, parents, family, fans—this community…”
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Feature story and photos by Peyton Aufill.