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Jessica Richardson
2012-13 Women's Cross Country
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Columbus, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
North
Jessica Richardson

2012 (Cross country): Fastest Crusader in all six races for Valpo in her sophomore campaign...finished 7th overall at the Crusader Open (18:21.4)...ran the Indiana Intercollegiates 5K in 18:24.9, good for 10th place overall...crossed the line at a season-best 17:51 in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (7th overall)...collected a 2nd place finish at the Evansville Invitational 5K with an 18:09.15 time...clocked an 18:18 time at the Horizon League Championships 5K, which earned her 4th place honors...covered 6K in 22:00 at the NCAA Regionals.

2011 (Cross country): Among Valpo's top five runners in all six races as a rookie, leading the Crusader contingent on four occasions ... opened career with 14th-place finish at Crusader Open, covering 5K in 19:08.8 ... made it back-to-back top-15s with a 15th place showing at the Navy Invitational, crossing the line in 23:02.78 for 6K ... registered season-best finish at the Evansville Invitational, coming home in ninth place with a season-best time of 18:34.74 ... second-fastest Crusader at both the Horizon League Championships and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bull Dogs … All-State in the 3200 as a senior … Sectional Champion in the 3200 as a junior and senior … Conference runner-up in the 3200 as a senior … team captain … also earned four letters in cross-country … All-State in cross-country as a junior and senior … earned All-Conference as a sophomore and junior … a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Jessica is the daughter of Joe and Brenda Richardson … major is economics … born November 15, 1992.