Raeshawn Bishop, Louisa’s man on the fast track

Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop’s performance at Louisa’s latest match put him atop the school’s all-time scoring list for outdoor track athletes. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop’s performance at Louisa’s latest match put him atop the school’s all-time scoring list for outdoor track athletes. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

When Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop cleared the six-foot-two-inch bar at Louisa’s outdoor track meet on Saturday, April 5 at Woodberry Forest, he didn’t just glide over a suspended bar, he soared past the competition and into the record books.

Bishop came into the first track meet of the year knowing that anything better than a subpar performance would vault him ahead of former Louisa great Sean Robinson on the school’s all-time outdoor track and field career scoring list.

“I knew what I needed,” Bishop said. “I remembered that at the end of last year, I was only down five points [to Robinson].”

After seeing his name in the second-place slot at the conclusion of the high jump event  on Saturday, Bishop knew he had his record, and some peace of mind as well.

“After I knew, I just went back to focusing on competing,” Bishop said. “I’m kind of happy it’ s behind us now so I can get my mind off of it!”

Bishop has a point. One can get overwhelmed looking back at his acclaimed past. Bishop’s career points total now sits at 562.5 (Robinson finished his career in 1993 at 555.75), and he has a handful of events remaining.

To read the entire story, see the April 10 edition of The Central Virginian.

By tcvnews
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am