Event: Long Jump
PR: 6.84m/22-5.25 (2006)
Born: Jan 29, 1981 in St. Petersburg, FL
Current Residence: Lawrence, Kan.
High School: Lakewood (FL) HS '99
College: Indiana University '03
Coach: Wayne Pate
Agent: Caroline Feith
Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor champion; 2005 USA Indoor champion; 2004 Olympian; 2003 USA Outdoors runner-up, 2003 NCAA Indoor runner-up
Richmond finished third at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships, qualifying her for the World Championships. The 2005 U.S. indoor champion, she had an upset win in the women's long jump at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, leaping 6.93m/22-9 with a 2.2mps tailwind to defeat world champion Tianna Madison…After placing fourth at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, Richmond bettered the Olympic “A” qualifying standard on July 24 in Carson, Calif., with a personal best jump of 6.76 meters/22 feet, 2.25 inches – a PR by more than seven inches. That A standard gave her a spot on the Olympic Team…Richmond has been competing in track & field since she was 6 years old, when she was part of the St. Petersburg Striders in Florida…pursuing a Masters degree in Sport Marketing and Management at Indiana University…in her senior year at IU in 2003, Richmond set a Big Ten conference, school and track record leaping 6.48m/21-3.75 en route to a Big Ten indoor title…she had a runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, with a leap of 6.45m/21-2…Richmond continued her success during the outdoor season finishing second at 2003 USA Outdoors with a jump of 6.56m/21-6.25w which was one-half inch away from her career-best and was the school record…showing her versatility, she was a member of the 4x100m relay team that captured the Big Ten title (44.06)…she became a four-time All-American in the 4x100m relay as the Hoosiers placed fifth with a school record time of 43.53 at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships…in high school, she was a four-time Florida state long jump champion.
2008: 9th at Olympic Trials
(6.42m/21-.75)...6th at Nike Prefontaine
Classic (6.53m/21-5.25)…7th at adidas Track Classic (6.23m/20-5.25)
2007: 3rd at USA Outdoors (6.60m/21-8)…12th in qual. at World Outdoors (6.45m/21-2)...5th at Doha (6.59m/21-7.5)…6th at Madrid (6.68m/21-11)…2nd at Stockholm (6.49m/21-3.5)...ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6.68m/21-11.
2006: USA Outdoor champion (6.93m/22-9w)…also posted wind-legal 6.84m/22-5.25 at USA outdoors…5th at Nike Prefontaine (6.36m/20-10.50)…5th at Stockholm (6.59m/21-7.5)…3rd at World Athletics Final (6.75m/22-1.75)…6th at IAAF World Cup (6.38m/20-11.25)…ranked #10 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN…best of 6.84m/22-5.25.
2005: 5th at USA Outdoor Champs (6.46m/21-2.5)...Tied for 4th at Payton Jordan US Open (6.49/21-3.5)...2nd at Mt. SAC Relays (6.72m/22-0.75)...1st at Fort-de-France (6.73m/22-1)...1st at Baie Mahault (6.49m/21-3.5)...7th at Madrid (6.79m/22-3.5)...1st at London (6.62m/21-8.75)...2nd at Russian Challenge (6.62m/21-8.75)...USA Indoor champion (6.44m/21-1.50)...ranked #3 U.S. by T&FN...best of 6.79m/22-3.5.
2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (6.56/21-6.25)...21st in qualifying at Olympic Games (6.46m/21-2.5)...7th at USA Indoors (6.16m/20-2.5)...1st at Carson, Calif., (6.76m/22-2.25PR)...ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6.76m/22-2.25.
2003: USA Outdoors runner-up (6.56m/21-6.25w)...NCAA Indoors runner-up (6.45m/21-2i)...6th at Pan Am Games (6.56m/21-6.25w )...Big Ten Indoor champion (6.48m/21-3.25i)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 6.56m/21-6.25w.
2002: Big Ten LJ champion (6.57m/21-6.75)...5th at USA Outdoors (6.35m/20-10)...1st at Indiana (6.40m/21-0)...4th at Ames (6.18m/20-3.5i)...4th in TJ at Big Ten Indoor Championships (11.69m/38-4.25)...set a PR in TJ at Big Ten Outdoor Championships (12.25m/40-2.25)...12th at NCAA Outdoors (6.09m/19-11.75)...best of 6.57m/21-6.75.
2001: Big Ten LJ Outdoor champion (6.31m/20-8.5)...Big Ten LJ Indoor Championships runner-up (6.15m/20-2.25)...best of 6.31m/20-8.5.
2000: Big Ten LJ Indoor (6.06m/19-11) & Outdoor runner-up...4th at USA Junior Outdoors (6.33m/20-9.75)...8th in TJ at Big Ten Indoor Championships (11.50m/37-8.75)...best of 7.85 in 60m & 25.81 in 200m, best in TJ of 10.43m/37-6.