2012: Competed in seven races for the Pirates ... Began his season and ran 17:34.81 in the 5K Seahawk Invitational to earn 30th place ... Improved by 46 seconds in earning 39th place at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational (16:48.3) ... Had his highest ranking in finishing ninth at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (16:52.23) ... Lowered his best time by 32 seconds in the 5K in finishing 23rd at the 5K Three-Stripe Invitational (16:20) ... Ran a 27:10.37 in the gold race of the 8K Charlotte Cross Country Invitational to place 124th ... Had a 27:37.6 to finish 245th at the 8K NCAA Pre-National ... At the 8K Conference USA Championships, placed 49th with a 26:59.
2011:Ran in the first four meets of the year and earned a pair of top-50 finishes ... At the season's first race, the Covered Bridge Open, completed the 8K in 29:06.7 to take 95th place ... Ran a personal-best 5K of 16:57.4 at the Wolfpack Invitational to claim 43rd overall ... Earned highest placement of the year, 11th, at the ECU Pirate Invitational, finishing the 5K in 17:03.86 ... Ended the campaign with a personal-low 28:10.80 mark in the 8K at the Greater Louisville Classic.
High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner for the cross country and outdoor track squads who also picked up two letters as an indoor track participant ... Selected to the All-3A Big East Athletic Conference cross country squad all four seasons ... Also a four-year all-region selection in cross country ... Finished second at the regional cross country meet as a junior and senior ... Placed 23rd at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A cross country state championship as a senior ... In track, captured the 2011 NCHSAA 3A East regional title in the 800 meters while placing third in the same event at the state outdoor meet ... Took fourth in the 1,000 meters against the 1A/2A/3A indoor track state championship field during final season ... As a junior, finished second at the NCHSAA 3A outdoor state championship in the 800 meters and third in the 1,000 meters at the indoor event.
Personal: Intended academic major is construction management ... Son of Rosa Richardson and Denis Ricks ... Hobbies include playing video games and all sports.
|5K||16:48.3||2012 Wolfpack/Adidas Invitational||8K||26:59||2012 C-USA Championships|