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Jessica Richardson
2011-12 Women's Cross Country
Columbus, Ind.
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.

2011-12 Women's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Eileen CarmignaniFr.Naperville, Ill.
Claire JohnsonSo.Eden Prairie, Minn.
Haley KerlinJr.Rensselaer, Ind.
Jessica RichardsonFr.Columbus, Ind.
Grace ShemwellSo.Clinton, Iowa
Grace WatkinsSo.Hanover Park, Ill.
Nicole ZehelSo.Wixom, Mich.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler