2007 - Finished ninth in the heptathlon (4,752 pts) and eighth in the long jump (19-4) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Won the Cal/Nevada long jump crown (19-8, lifetime-best) ... Also won the RJ/JJK Invite inaugural heptathlon competition with a lifetime-best score of 4956 pts.
2006 - Finished ninth in the heptathlon at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 4,838 points (a UCLA best) ... Placed fourth in the 100m hurdles (14.41) and long jump (19-0.50), and seventh in the 200m (25.01) against USC ... Finished fifth at the Mt. SAC Heptathlon Championships with a total of 4,826 points ... Placed second in the 100m hurdles (14.09) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Won the Cal/Nevada 100m hurdles title (14.05) ... In indoor track, scored 3,388 points in the pentathlon at the Husky Invite.
2005 - Redshirt season due to injury
2004 - Finished eighth in the heptathlon at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 4,734 points ... Placed 10th in the heptathlon at the California Invitational with a score of 4,447 points ... Finished third in the high hurdles (14.75) at the CS Northridge Invite.
High School - As a senior, was the state heptathlon champion ... Also won the conference, regional and state 100m, 100m hurdles and long jump titles ... At the state championships, was the runner-up in the 100m hurdles and long jump ... Was the Espoir Games 100m hurdles champion and runner-up in the long jump and 4x100m ... Canadian Junior Nationals heptathlon and 100m hurdles runner-up ... 2003 Junior Pan-Am Games qualifier ... As a junior, was the conference, regional and state 100m hurdles and long jump champion ... Prep bests were 11.81 (100m), 13.98 (100mH) and 18-8.75 (LJ).
Personal - Born May 24, 1984 ... Sociology major.
Richards' Best Marks
Heptathlon - 4,956 points
100m - 11.81
200m - 24.94
800m - 2:22.45
100mH - 13.98
Long Jump - 19-8
High Jump - 5-1.25
Shot Put - 35-0.25
Javelin - 109-6