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Austin Peay State University Women’s Track and Field star named OVC Co-Athlete of the week

[1]Brentwood TN – Junior Xiamar Richards has earned the Ohio Valley Conference’s Women’s Track Co-Athlete of the Week, Feb. 5, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Richards set a school record in the 5000m run at Saturday’s TSU Invitational, placing second with a 17:52.32 run. That bested her previous mark (17:53.05), which she set at last season’s OVC Indoor Championships. She shares the award with Eastern Illinois’ Britney Whitehead.This is Richards’ first career weekly honor in track; she also earned a weekly honor during the 2012 cross country season after picking up her career’s third victory at the JSU Foothills Invitational. She is the second Lady Gov to pick up a weekly honor this season, joining Chantelle Grey, Jan. 15.

The Lady Govs return to action Friday, Feb. 8, in Geneva, Ohio for the two-day Spire Invitational.