Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lady Indians’ Chrystal Derr collects gold medals in 100, 200, 4x100 relay

At last Friday’s Texas Roadhouse Dan Crowe Tom Coughenour Relays, there were lots of friendly family competitions.

In girls sprints, D-B’s Chrystal Derr was in a class all by herself. She won the 100 (12.07) and the 200 (25.09), also joining Mercedes Bright, Shannon Stroud and Gracie Cross for a scorching anchor leg in the winning 4x100 relay (49.04).

Even when she is out front by herself, Derr has an invisible opponent. She is racing against her mom’s legacy at D-B. Her mother, Lamona Sensabaugh Derr, holds Lady Indians school records in the 100 (11.9) and the 200 (24.9). Both were set in 1985.

“I’m getting there. As the meets go on, I get closer,” said Chrystal Derr, who was named the meet’s Outstanding Sprinter.