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NEWS | June 14, 2022

Lady Ro-Hawk track and field team takes state title in dominant fashion

By Jim Bono 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Randolph High School Lady Ro-Hawk track and field team returned to Texas state dominance, winning their Class 3A Region IV championship at Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin May 12.

The team scored 86 points, which was 27 points better than second-place Fairfield and third-place Goliad High Schools. This total was the most points scored by any team across all divisions at state this year.

"We believed in the process that we established at the beginning of the year and worked hard on the small things that actually played a huge role in our success," said head coach Stacy Bessire.

Randolph youngsters dominated the state meet with the performance of freshman Taylor Nunez, who won the 100-meter, 200-meter run, and the long jump and anchored the gold-medal-winning 4x100 relay with a team time of 47.01. Freshman Brianna St. Louis took home four medals, adding to their point total.

With COVID-19 no longer hanging limiting the Lady Ro-Hawks, it was hard work and determination that pushed them to the state title.

"We concentrated on our running and jumping technique, and coming out of the blocks stronger.  We worked on these things every day and fined tuned them and trusted in that," Bessire said.

Randolph High School, part of the Randolph Field Independent School District, serves approximately 470 high school students. The pool of possible champions is small, but the school has won multiple state titles in the past. What makes it that much more special is the fact that these students are the children of service members, who are susceptible to last-minute moves by the Department of Defense.

"We concentrate on putting people in the right places to help us move on to the next level and take things one day at a time and adjust when needed," Bessire said. “This group of girls are very special, and I know that they will continue to work hard and do what it takes to come back out on top.”

As the dust settled on another school year coach Bessire reflected on her team's accomplishments.

"They never stopped amazing me in every track meet we ran this year,” the coach added. “They continued to do better each time we had a meet and that is a coach's dream to see young individuals succeed and end their season with a state championship.”