The University of Alabama track & field team kicks off the 2015 outdoor season by hosting the John Mitchell Alabama Relays, Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March 21
• Second Team All-America, outdoor hammer throw (2014) • Second Team All-America, indoor weight throw (2014) • SEC champion and first team All-SEC, indoor weight throw (2014)
Senior (2015) Outdoor Season Posted a mark of 195-4 (59.53m) to finish fourth in the hammer throw at the John Jacobs Invitational … took second place in the hammer throw with a throw of 205 feet, 3 inches (62.36m) at the Border Clash. Indoor Season Threw 61-5 (18.72m) in the weight throw to finish 13th at the SEC Championships ... placed 8th in the weight throw at the Auburn Invitational with a distance of 17.72m.
Junior (2014) Outdoor Season Earned second team All-America honors with a 13th-place finish and a mark of 209-7 in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a 10th-place finish and a mark of 211-6 at the NCAA East Preliminary ... threw 203-10 to finish sixth in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships ... Set a personal record in the hammer throw in five consecutive meets prior to the SEC Championships ... set his personal record of 213-6 to win the hammer throw at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... placed third at the Mt. SAC Relays with a mark of 212-0 ... threw 206-11 to win the hammer throw title at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... won the hammer throw at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 206-1 ... finished third in the hammer throw with a mark of 203-11 at the Alabama Relays.
Indoor Season Earned second team All-America honors with an 11th-place finish via a best throw of 68-5 1/4 at the NCAA Championships ...won the SEC indoor weight throw championship a personal-best throw of 70-7 ... finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 69-7 1/2 at the Indiana Relays ... placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 65-10 1/2 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... finished second with a mark of 64-4 at the Auburn Invitational.
Sophomore (2013) Outdoor Season Finished 10th in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with a distance of 193-1 ... set a personal best at the Samford Multi Invitational in the weight throw with a mark of 198-2 while finishing third ... finished fourth at the LSU Alumni Gold with a personal-best hammer throw (later bested) of 191-11 ... placed fifth in the hammer at the Spec Towns Invitational with a mark of 179-8 ... recorded a 187-1 in the hammer and finished fourth at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... placed sixth in the hammer at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a mark of 182-8 ... recorded a throw of 184-2 in the hammer throw to start the year with a fifth-place finish at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays.
Indoor Season Finished 15th at the SEC Championships with a weight throw mark of 58-9 ... also placed third in the SEC weight throw while setting a personal best with a mark of 59-8 ¼ ... competed in the SEC shot put, with a top throw of 36-10 ¼ for a sixth-place finish ... victorious at the Indiana Relays with a 59-4 weight throw ... recorded a weight throw of 56-3 ½ at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener, finishing ninth.
Freshman (2012) Outdoor Season Added nearly eight feet to his personal best with a throw of 167-3 to finish 11th in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships ... threw a 158-10 in the hammer at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... set a season best in the hammer at the Spec Towns Invitational with a 159-5, seventh-place finish ... placed sixth in the hammer at the Alabama Relays with a mark of 134-2.
Prep and Personal Coached by Trey Woolf at Early County High School ... member of the 2010 Region 1-AA champions in state of Georgia ... competed in the state discus competition ... placed second at regional competition in discus ... also played football at Early County, earning second team all-region honors in 2009 ... an Honor and Beta graduate ... son of Sharon Richardson ... born April 11, 1992, in Honolulu, Hawaii.