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Height: 5'1"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: New Fairfield, Conn.
High School: New Fairfield


Honors: NCAA Southeast All-Region (2018), Cross Country All-ACC Academic Team (2016)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017)

2018-19 T&F: Competed in two competitions during the outdoor season ... finished fifth in two events at the Battle of the Blues (4/6), including the 1500m (5.00.96) and the 3000m (10:18.87). 

2018-19 XC: Opened her season at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (9/28), recording a 5K time of 18:31.57 in her first appearance in two years ... at the ACC Championships (10/26), earned 24th place with a 6K time of 21.05.0, finishing second on the team ... ran to a personal best 6K time of 20:23.6 in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships (11/9), placing 15th and earning NCAA Southeast All-Region honors.

2017-18: Redshirted 2017 fall season.

2016-17: Ran in five meets during the cross country season…Finished in second place in the 4K at the Duke Alumni Meet (9/2) and in fourth place in 6K at the Vertcross Invitational (10/14)…Was the third Duke finisher in the 6K at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28) and led the Blue Devils with a 21:12.3 in the 6K at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, which was a new personal best…Earned All-ACC Academic Honors…Competed four events during the indoor portion of the schedule…Qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/25) in the 3,000m and finished in a season best 9:41.22, coming in 14th place… Raced five events during the outdoor season…Qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m, running a 17:11.63 to finish in 16th place…Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16: Participated in six competitions during the cross country season…helped lead Duke to a second-place showing at the adidas XC Challenge, finishing 17th overall with a 5K time of 17:57.8…set a personal-best 6K time of 21:59.5 while racing at the Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)…competed at the ACC Championships (10/30), crossing the line as Duke’s fifth finisher…concluded her first collegiate cross country season at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/13)…competed in both the mile and the 3,000 during the indoor campaign…took the start for the 3,000 at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/27)…opened the indoor season with a fifth-place finish for 3,000 meters at the Carolina Cup (1/15)…did not compete during the outdoor season…named to ACC Honor Roll (2016).

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under the guidance of John Warrington and Natalie Staszak at New Fairfield High School in New Fairfield, Conn….earned All-America honors as a senior after placing 16th at the Foot Locker National Championship at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif….three-time All-New England recipient after placing second as a senior, fifth as a junior and 20th as a sophomore at the New England Championships…won the Class MM State Championship individual title as a senior, junior and sophomore, receiving all-state recognition in the process…recorded three straight top-three finishes at the Southwest Conference Championship, placing first as a senior and junior and third as a sophomore…Indoors, garnered All-SWC honors following first-place finishes in the 1,600 and the 3,200 as a senior at the Southwest Conference Championship…Outdoors, collected All-SWC honors with first-place finishes in the 1,600 and the 3,200 at the Southwest Conference Championship… Class of 2015 Valedictorian and vice president at New Fairfield High School…member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Math Honor Society and National Science Honor Society…2014 Connecticut Governor’s Scholar…2014 National Spanish Exam Junior Travel Award Recipient.

Personal: Daughter of Chris and Claire Richichi…born July 17, 1997…has one sister, Kristen.

Duke Cross Country PR
4k - 14:12.0 (9/1/2015)
5k - 17:57.8 (9/18/2015)
6k - 20:23.6 (11/9/2018)

Duke Indoor PR
800m - 2:14.38 (1/26/2017)
1,500m - 4:42.72 (2/5/2016)
1,600m- 4:52.43 (2/24/2018)
3,000m- 9:41.22 (2/25/2017)

Duke Outdoor PR
1,500m- 4:34.26 (4/21/2018)
3,000m- 9:57.88 (4/1/2017)
5,000m- 16:52.65 (4/26/2018)
10,000m - 36:21.92 (5/10/2018)

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