TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Austin Peay State University junior and Rossview High grad Xiamar Richards broke the school’s women’s cross country team record at Friday’s NCAA South Regional, hosted by Florida State at Apalachee Regional Park.
Richards finished 125th with a 22:36.20 mark in the 6K race, surpassing Bertha Castillo’s 22:41.96 mark from the 2008 Regional in Maryville, Tenn. She was the fifth runner from the Ohio Valley Conference to finish, behind Belmont’s top four runners.
With two consecutive All-OVC honors and multiple school records to her credit, head coach Doug Molnar expects Richards to continue her development with a strong track season when spring rolls around.
“As she gets more confidence, she’ll run better and better,” Molnar said. “She can use her success during cross country as a spring board for track; we’re looking for a big year from her.”
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