Morgan Richards (Hermitage, Pa./Hickory H.S.), who completed her freshman season with the 49ers this past spring, reached the finals of this weekend's 1500 meter race at the USA Track and Field (USATF) Junior Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa.

Richards posted a  time of 4:43.07 in the prelims, Friday, to qualify 10th among the nation's top 16 juniors.

In Saturday's 1500 meter finals, Richards ran a time of 4:42.01 to place 11th of 12 qualifiers.

Richards was the 49ers top runner at this past fall's Atlantic 10 cross country championships and she posted her best 1500 meter time of 4:35.00 at Princeton during the 2013 Outdoor Track and Field season.