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PASSION RICHARDSON
Events: 100m, 200m
Height: 5-1
Weight: 105
PRs: 100m - 11.28 (1997); 200m - 23.56 (2000)
Born: January 25, 1975, in Berea, Ohio
Current Residence: Kansas City, Kan.
High School:
Berea (Ohio) '93
College: Kentucky '97
Coach: Al Hobson
Agent: John Nubani
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Olympic 4x100 relay Bronze Medalist; 1997 World University Games gold medalist, 4x100 relay; 2nd at 2000 U.S. Indoor 60 meters.

Richardson, the 8th-place finisher in the 100 at the Olympic Trials, helped the U.S. 4x100 relay team to the Olympic final by filling in for Marion Jones on the anchor leg in the first two rounds. An outstanding collegiate sprinter at Kentucky, Richardson made a breakthrough indoors when she finished 2nd at the U.S. Champs in the 60 meters in 2000...one of her best seasons was in 1997 when she won a gold medal at the World University Games by running on the winning 4x100m relay.

2000: Olympic 4x100m bronze medalist (4th leg in opening round and semifinal)...2nd, USA Indoors 60 meters (7.20)...placed 8th at Olympic Trials 100...ranked #9 in U.S. in 100m by T&FN...bests of 11.29 and 23.56.
1999: 8th at USA Outdoors... best of 11.37.
1998: Best of 11.50.
1997: 3rd at Southeastern Conference... World University Games gold medalist, 4x100m relay... best of 11.28.
1996: 8th at Olympic Trials semifinals... best of 11.31.
1995: Best of 11.84.
1994: Best of 11.56w.
1993: Bests of 11.75 and 24.62.
1992: Bests of 11.77 and 24.66.
1991: Bests of 12.01 and 25.37

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