2013-14 Women's Track & Field
Cara Albert
Dezzarae Arce Distance
Elizabeth Bloy Distance
Malea Buck Sprints
Eileen Carmignani Distance
Ann Chapman Jumps
Kelli Cook Distance
Marissa Crafton Jumps
Sarah Drozdowski Throws
Kelley Freeman Jumps
Erica Funk Throws
Ashley Heisey Pole Vault
Brooke Hinstorff Jumps
Cleo Holt Sprints
Megan Howdeshell Throws
Claire Johnson Mid-Distance
Haley Just Sprints/Jumps
Heather Mende Sprints
Grace Nelson Distance
Sarah Peters Pole Vault
Rachel Petersen Throws
Jessica Richardson Distance
Sophia Robinson Distance
Hannah Schilling Distance
Grace Shemwell Mid-Distance
Maisley Strange Sprints
Lauren Sturgeon Distance
Victoria Tamburrino Distance
Jazmin Taylor Jumps
Grace Watkins Distance
Kelli Wosick Sprints
Nicole Zehel Distance
Full Roster
Jessica Richardson

Jessica Richardson

Events Distance
Yr. Jr./Jr./Jr.
Hometown Columbus, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) North

2013 (Cross country): Fastest Crusader in all six races...team captain...ran a 18:49.19 and finished in seventh at HL Championships...named First-Team All-League..holds second fastest time for Valpo in 6K and 10K...All-Academic Horizon League...finished NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 23 minutes...ran a 21:51 at the Bradley Invite...crossed the line in 18:25.4 at Notre Dame to finish 28th...finished in 18th placed at Iona Meet of Champions with a 23:29.84...ran a 18:39.7 at Crusader Classic to finish seventh...Dean's List Honoree.

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 and mathematics … born November 15, 1992.