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Maryland Track & Field BIO
Kayla Richardson

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2017 Outdoor: NCAA East Regional Qualifier...Competed at ten events…took 2nd place in the 200m (24.91) and the 100H (14.86) at the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…4x100m relay team finished 6th (47.31), placed 3rd in the long jump (5.76m), and finished 10th in the 100H (15.10) at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/24)…placed 8th in the long jump clearing 5.81m at the Florida Relays (3/30-4/1)…member of 4th place 4x100m relay team (47.30) and took 1st place in the long jump (6.13m) at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…placed 2nd in the triple jump (11.39m) at the Hopkins Invitational (4/14)…4x100m relay team finished 8th (47.45), took 2nd place in the long jump with a career-best (6.14m), and placed 4th in the triple jump with a career-best (12.39m) at the Virginia Challenge (4/21-22)…won the 4x100m relay (47.04), the long jump (6.09m) and the triple jump (12.13m) during the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5)…finished 9th in the 4x400 (47.34), and placed 10th in both the long jump (5.79m) and triple jump (12.36m) during the Big Ten Championships (5/12-14)…finished 32nd in the long jump (5.96m) at the NCAA Division 1 East Preliminary Round (5/25-27).

2017 Indoor: Competed at seven events…won the long jump clearing 5.86m at the Wagner Invitational (1/6)…finished 14th in the triple jump at 11.10m and finished 8th in the 200m (25.58) at the Nittany Lion Challenge (1/14)…won the long jump clearing 5.68m and also placed 3rd in the triple jump (11.81m) and 4th in the 60H (9.23) during the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…finished 9th in the triple jump (11.69m) and took 6th in the long jump (5.67m) at the Penn State Nationals (1/27-28)…took 12th place in the triple jump clearing 11.83m and 9th in the long jump at 5.66m during the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (2/3-4)…finished 13th in the triple jump (11.96m) and 9th in the long jump (5.80m) during the Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/24-25).

2016 Outdoor: Competed at eight events...competed in 200m, triple jump, long jump and relay events...placed second n the long jump (18’4.5”) and ran 25.69 in the 200 at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (3/18-19)...notched second place finishes in the long jump (17’9.5”) and 4x100 relay (47.34) at Maryland Invitational (3/26)...took second in the long jump (18’10.5”) at the Virginia Quad Meet (4/8)...placed second in the triple jump with season-best 38’9.5” at the Lou Onesty Invite (4/9)...finished seventh in the triple jump (36’5.75”) and eighth in the long jump (17’2”) at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...leapt season-best 19’6.25” in the long jump and 37’7.25” in the triple jump at the Penn Relays (4/28-30)...helped 4x200 relay squad go 1:40.25 at Penn Relays...was first in the long jump with season-best 18’6.5” and second in the triple jump (37’1.25”) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/6)...11th in the long jump (18’11.25”) and 13th in the triple jump (37’10”) at the Big Ten Championships...also member of 4x100 relay squad (47.20) at B1Gs. 

2016 Indoor: Competed in six events...helped 4x200 relay team win event (1:41.97) and finished second in long jump (18’11.25”) at Penn State Relays (1/9)...took sixth in long jump (17’11.75”) and 37th in 200 (25.84) at Great Dane Classic (1/16)...posted jump of 36’7.5” to place seventh in triple jump at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)...helped 4x200 relay squad to fifth place finish (1:39.36) at Armory Track Invitational (2/5-2/6)...posted mark of 16’10.5” in long jump and 39’6” in triple jump at Armory...sixth in long jump (18’6.5”) and fifth in triple jump (38’11”) at SPIRE Invite (2/12-2/13)...tallied top-10 finishes and season-best marks in both the long jump (18’11.75”) and triple jump (39’11.5”) at Big Ten Championships (2/26-2/27). 

2015 Outdoor Track: Placed 10th in the triple jump (39” 1.25) and 16th in the long jump (17’ 7.5”) at the Big Ten Championships (5/15-17)…finished third in the long jump at the Kehoe Twilight (17’ 7.5”)…competed at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/17-18)…finished 16th in the long jump in a season best 18’ 8.5” and placed seventh as a part of the 1600DMR team at the Florida Relays (4/2-4)…jumped 16’ 1.5” to place fourth in the long jump and ran 15.35 in the 100mH at the Maryland Invitational (3/28)…notched a third-place finish in the long jump (18’ 0.5”) and an eighth-place finish in the 200m (25.57) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational.

2015 Indoor Track: Placed 13th in the triple jump (38’ 4”) and 14th in the long jump (18’ 5.75”) at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-28)…took first in the triple jump at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness with a jump of (17’ 10.75”)…placed 17th (17’ 3.5”) in the long jump at the Husker Invitational (2/6-7)…finished fifth (17’ 11.75”) in the long jump and seventh (9.16) in the 60mH at the Terrapin Invitational (1/17)…started the season with a second place finish in the long jump (18’ 1.75”) at the Penn State Relays.

Before Maryland: State champion in the long jump and triple jump in 2014…All-County and All-state honors 2011-2014…six time National Champion from 2011-2014…honored by the State of New Jersey’s Free Holder Society for year performance three times

Personal: daughter of NaDeen and Terry Richardson, former Track and Field athletes at Temple University…has two brothers, Deven (21) and Jeremiah (16)…majoring in Kinesiology…enjoys playing tennis and singing

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