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June 25, 2018

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Richards finishes 12th in national meet

DES MOINES, Iowa — Ohio Northern alum Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished seventh in her heat and 12th overall in 2:02.78 in the semifinals of the women's 800-meter run at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday evening at Drake Stadium.


The top four finishers in each of the four two heats advanced to Sunday's finals, which will be broadcast nationally on NBC at 4:04 pm (EST).

Ada swim meet cancelled

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada swim team had its scheduled home meet Thursday night vs.
Westside cancelled by rain. No makeup date has been set yet.

The Ada Alligators swam at Wapakoneta Monday night, but final results and
team scores were not available.

Ada (1-2) swims at county rival Kenton Monday, June 25. The Gators then
are slated to host Sherwood Thursday, June 28.

Richards advances in outdoor championships

DES MOINES, Iowa — Ohio Northern alum Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished fourth in her heat and 13th overall in 2:03.35 in the first round of the women's 800-meter run on Thursday afternoon at Drake Stadium.

The top three finishers in each of the four first round heats, plus the next four best times advanced to the second round.

Richards turns pro

DES MOINES, Iowa — Just a few hours prior to running in the first round of the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, Ohio Northern alum Emily Richards(Delaware/Hayes) signed a professional contract with HOKA NY-NJ Track Club.


Richards competed wearing a blue and yellow HOKA uniform in the first round after the flurry of events that occurred over the past two days that resulted in Richards' signing.

Headed to outdoor national championships

ONU All-Amerian Emily Richards

Ohio Northern junior track All-American Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) is set to compete in the 2018 United States Outdoor National Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, June 21.

The 9-time NCAA Division III Champion, 13-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American will be making her second appearance at the yearly American championships meet and will run the women's 800-meter run.

Richards enters the meet ranked fifth nationally and 48th in the world in the event with a season-best time of 2:00.67, which she ran at the Music City Classic in Nashville in June.

Richards—most decorated athlete in ONU history

—wins academic award, too

ONU senior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) has been named a Google Cloud First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America for the 2018 track and field season.

Richards, a Chemistry major, is now a 2-time First Team Academic All-American, earning the honor for the second consecutive season.

The senior capped her career at Ohio Northern with a historic final season that featured all-time Div. III records in the 800-meter run in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Emily was also a 4-time National Champion in 2018 and a 5-time All-American.