Did not compete due to injury.
Saw racing action in six events for the Orange and Blue ... Ran a 6K time of 18:51 at the Illini Challenge ... Came in 12th overall with an 8K time of 25:14 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... Was the fourth Fighting Illini to cross the finish line at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 8K time of 25:13 ... Clocked a personal best 8K time of 24:56 at Pre-Nationals...Came in sixth for the Illini and 64th overall at the Big Ten Championships with an 8K time of 25:37 ... At the NCAA Midwest Regional, ran the 10K race in a personal best time of 32:10.
Redshirted the 2006 season ... Ran unattached at the Illini Open, finishing 14th.
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.
Full given name is Jared Alton Richardson ... Born on July 1, 1987 ... Parents are 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.