Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Jared Richardson
Jared Richardson


Machesney Park, Ill.

High School:
Harlem HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


2010 Track & Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Ran the mile at the Illinois Intercollegiate and placed seventh with a time of 4:29.56.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m at three outdoor meets ... Placed fourth at the SIU Spring Classic after running an outdoor personal-best 1:53.18 ... Took 14th place in the 800m at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Competed in the 1,500m at the Spec Towns Invitational, placing 13th with a time of 4:07.51.

Indoor: Redshirted.

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.

Cross Country
2009 XC
Finished second for the Illini and 27th overall at the Bradley Classic ... Placed second overall at the Illini Open, helping the Orange and Blue to a team title ... Raced at the Big Ten Championship for the Illini.

2008 XC
Did not compete due to injury.

2007 XC
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.

2006 XC
Redshirted the 2006 season ... Ran unattached at the Illini Open, finishing 14th.

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

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 ... Enjoys playing tennis and being with friends ... Majoring in community health.

Richardson's Personal Bests

Track & Field
800m (Indoor): 1:53.21
Mile (Indoor): 4:08.90
800m (Outdoor): 1:53.18
1,500m (Outdoor): 3:53.93

Cross Country
6K: 18:49
8K: 24:56

Updated July 2010