Junior Emily Richards sets NCAA Div. III record at Mt. Sac Relays

Junior Emily Richards sets NCAA Div. III record at Mt. Sac Relays

By Caleb Scott

TORRANCE, Cal. — Ohio Northern junior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) posted a historical time as she competed in the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance, Cal. on Friday afternoon.

The junior won the 800-meter run on her way to the fastest time in Div. III history, finishing the race in 2:02.34.

Richards previously held the third fastest time in Div. III history in the event.

Her time also breaks the ONU school record in the event and leads the nation among Div. III athletes by more than six seconds.

The Polar Bears are back in action tomorrow as they compete at the All-Ohio Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University.