A Rush Springs athlete was able to accomplish something special.
Bailey Beard competed at the Class 2A regional meet in Alex last week and qualified for the state meet in four different events.
It was the individual events in which Beard did something that was not done anywhere else across Class 2A. Beard was able to qualify for state in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash for the Lady Redskins.
Along with qualifying for state in those three races, Beard was also on a relay team that managed to advance to the Class 2A state meet.
In the 100, Beard finished fourth at the regional meet with a time of 13.09 seconds. Her time ended up being seventh of the 16 state qualifiers.
Beard finished third in the 200 with a time of 27.70. That time was also good enough for seventh out of all the state qualifiers.
In the 400, she ended up taking third place with a time of 1:05.22, which was 14th out of all of the state qualifiers.
Beard’s 4x400-meter relay team qualified for state by finishing second at the regional meet.
Rush Springs had other athletes qualify for state, including Brayden Douthit. Douthit qualified in three events.
The Class 2A state track meet is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City. State qualifiers can be found on the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association's website.