Charlotte Cross Country BIO
Morgan Richards
Player Profile:
Morgan Richards 832704
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hermitage, Pa.
High School: Hickory HS
Experience: High School

At Charlotte -

2015- Cross Country: Competed in six meets… Charlotte’s best finisher at the UVa Duals to open the 2015 season, where she finished 4th overall…. Second best team finisher at the William & Mary Invite, the Charlotte Invitational, and the NCAA Southeast Regionals, where she finished 5th, 6th, and 89th overall, respectively…

2015 -Outdoor: Finished fifth in the 3000m steeplechase at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 11:33.94....Set a career-best in the 3000m steeplechase at the Penn Relays hustling for a time of 10:46.73 to finish 11th in the highly-competitive field and her time ranks fifth on the top ten list in program history....Finished second in the 1500m at the 49er Classic in a time of 4:36.60...Indoor: Finished seventh in the mile at the C-USA Indoor Championships clocking a time of 5:03.82....Also apart of the fourth-place distance medley relay team at the C-USA Championships with a time of 11:53.53...

2014 Cross Country: Competed in four meets.....Finished 22nd at the Conference USA Championships narrowly missing C-USA honors by one spot as she ran 17:55.7 in the 5K...Was Charlotte's top finisher at the Southeast Regional Championships coming in 80th in a time of 21:52.8....Came in fourth overall at both the Charlotte Invitational and WCU Catamount Classic....Charlotte's Conference USA Fall Spirt of Service honoree.

2014 - Outdoor: Competed in eight meets...Posted personal bests in all five events she competed in this season...Posted a personal best 800m time at the 49er Classic with a time of 2:16.62 and a ninth place finish...Personal best time in the 1500m at the Aggie Last Chance meet with a first place finish with a time of 4:35.91...Finished first in the 3000m at the Bill Carson Invitational with a personal best time of 9:55.76...Finished first at the Charlotte Invitational in the 5000m with a personal best time in the event of 17:16.89...Personal best time in the 3000m Steeplechase at the Penn Relays with a second place finish and a time of 10:47.08...Finished in sixth overall and ninth overall in the 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m respectively at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships. Indoor: Competed in seven meets...Finished first in the 3000m at the Bob Pollack Invitational with a time of 10:24.89...Member of the third place finishing DMR team at Conference USA Indoor Championships.

2013 - Cross Country: Competed in five meets...Was the Niners third runner on the season...Posted top finish for the Niners at the Paul Short Run...Best finish came at the Charlotte Invitational finishing eighth overall with a season best 6K time of 21:43.5...Finished 27th overall at the Conference USA Cross Country Championships running the 5k in a time of 18:16.45.  

2013 - Outdoor: Was second in the 2000m steeplechase (7:08.91) at the Duke Invitational … Finished fourth in the 3000m (10:06.67) at the same meet … Was sixth in the 800m (2:21.25) at the HPU VertKlasse Meet … Best 1500m time was 4:35.00 at the Larry Ellis Invitational …  Was ninth in the 3000m steeplehchase (11:02.22) at the Atlantic 10 Championships. Indoor: Finished fourth in the mile (5:01.30) at the Atlantic 10 Championships … Was eighth in the 800m run with a time of 2:18.67 at the UAB Blazer Invitational … Finished eighth in the 3000m run and ran the team’s fastest time of the season (10:08.26) at the Hokie Invitational. 

2012 - Cross Country: Competed in all seven meets during a stellar freshman campaign ... Led Charlotte in three meets ... Was Charlotte's top performer at the Atlantic 10 Championship (18:40.4) where she was 28th overall ... Fastest 6K time was at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a mark of 22:57.74. 

Prep: Two-time district champion in cross country ... Three-time district champion in track and field ( 1600m, 3200m) ... 11 PIAA state medals ... record holder in seven events.

Personal: Daughter of Terry and Carie Richards ... Nursing major ... Born March 21, 1994.

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