Junior Emily Richards named OAC Track Athlete of the Week

Junior Emily Richards named OAC Track Athlete of the Week

By Caleb Scott

ADA -- Junior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) h as been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week for the week of Apr. 9-15.

Richards earned the honor for the second time during the outdoor season.

The junior ran the fastest time in Div. III history in the 800-meter run at the Mt. Sac Relays, finishing in 2:02.34.

Richards doubled back to win the 1,500-meter run the following day at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Cal., running the sixth fastest time in Div. III history in the event and winning the event in 4:21.19.

Both times are new school records and are the fastest times nationally.

The Polar Bears return to action Saturday as they host the Polar Bear Invitational at Kerscher Stadium.