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    Jared Richardson
    Jared Richardson
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Machesney Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Harlem HS

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    07/01/1987

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    2008 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, timing 3:57.85 in prelims ... Also ran the 5,000m at Big Ten's ... Ran season-best 1,500m time of 3:55.94 in taking 13th at the Drake Relays ... Member of 4x1600m relay that took second at the Kansas Relays ... Was eighth in the 800m at the Illinois Twilight. Indoor: Finished runner-up in the mile at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge (4:10.95) ... Also member of second-place 4x800m relay at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge.

    2007 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 1,500m at the Kansas Relays with a personal best time of 3:53.93. Indoor: Took eighth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a personal-best 4:08.90 in the mile at Big Ten prelims ... Won the 1,000m at the Illinois Invitational ... Ran a personal-best 2:26.74 in the 1,000m at the Meyo Invitational ... Took second in the 800m at the Blue Raider Invitational with personal-best 1:53.21.

    High School
    Finished fifth in the 800m at the 2006 state meet ... Placed fourth in the 800m at the 2005 state meet ... High school coach was Richard Johnson.

    Personal
    Born July 1, 1987 ... Full name is Jared Alton Richardson ... Son of Gregory and Jane Richardson ... Has one brother, Jordan, and two sisters, Jessica and Jennifer ... Majoring in geology ... Enjoys playing tennis and being with friends ... Plans to teach high school earth science after graduation and coach cross country and track.

    Richardson's Personal Bests
    800m (Indoor): 1:53.21
    800m (Outdoor): 1:54.18
    1,500m (Outdoor): 3:53.93
    Mile (Indoor): 4:08.90

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