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January 22, 2018

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Richards named OAC track athlete of the week after breaking records

Junior Emily Richards(Delaware/Hayes) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week for the week of Apr. 9-15.

Richards earned the honor for the second time during the outdoor season.

The junior ran the fastest time in Div. III history in the 800-meter run at the Mt. Sac Relays, finishing in 2:02.34.

Richards doubled back to win the 1,500-meter run the following day at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Cal., running the sixth fastest time in Div. III history in the event and winning the event in 4:21.19.

Both times are new school records and are the fastest times nationally.

The Polar Bears return to action Saturday as they host the Polar Bear Invitational.


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