400m Hurdler runs top time at East Prelims
Two of three advance after first day
Women with nine entries, men with seven
WAC Championships - Final Day
Quartet of sophomores score, Francis and Hadnot run top times
Dennis Richardson talks about being named the WAC Male Track Athlete of the Year
Photos from the final day of the 2012 WAC Outdoor Championships.
Photos from day one of the WAC Championships.
Photos from the 2012 Jim Mize Invitational.
2011 WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Action from day two of the 2011 WAC Indoor Championships in Boise, Idaho.
Six-Time WAC Champion
2012: Opened the year at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/12) where he placed 31st in the 60m dash with a time of 7.03 and 41st in the 200m with a time of 22.98 ... Ran 6.64 in the 55m dash to place 10th and 22.11 in the 200m to finish seventh at the AState Invitational (1/27/2012) ... At the Tyson Invitational (2/10-11), finished 32nd in the 60m with a time of 6.95 and placed 52nd in the 200m, running 22.62 ... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/24-25), finished sixth in the 200m dash with a finals time of 22.27 after running 22.39 in the prelims and placed fourth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.99 to garner a pair of all-WAC second team honors ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics (3/17), placing 16th in the 200m dash with a time of 22.29 ... Followed that with a 21.96 time in the 200m at the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23) ... Ran 10.43 in the 100m dash to finish 11th at the Texas Relays (3/29) while also running the opening leg of the sprint medley relay that ran 3:23.00 to finish seventh, a time ranked seventh in school history ... At the Jim Mize Invitational (4/7), won the 100m with a time of 10.42 and finished fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.30 while running the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 40.45 ... Ran 21.70 in the 200m to finish 14th at the Mississippi Open (4/14) ... Placed fifth in the 100m at the Southeastern Invitational (4/20) with a time of 10.64 and followed that the next day with a time of 10.43 to finish 14th at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21) ... At the WAC Championships (5/10-11), was named the WAC Male Track Athlete of the Year after winning three gold medlas as he won the 100m with a time of 10.46 after running 10.43 in the prelims and won the 200m with a time of 21.01 after running 20.95 in the prelims while also running the second leg of the 4x100m relay that won the gold medal with a time of 40.82 ... At the NCAA East Prelims (5/24-26), finished 36th in the opening round of the 100m dash with a time of 10.68, placed 37th in the opening round of the 200m with a time of 21.35 and ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay that finished 21st with a time of 41.16.
2011:Opened his collegiate career at the Leonard Hilton Invitational with a 6.97 mark in the prelims of the 60m dash before running 6.92 in the finals to finish seventh while also running 22.74 in the 200m to finish fifth ... Finished fourth in the 55m dash at the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22) with a time of 6.47 while also placing sixth in the 200m with a time of 22.49 ... At the Tyson Invitational (2/11-12), ran 6.84 in the 60m dash prelims then ran the same time in the semifinals, placing 19th while also running the 200m with a time of 21.98 and finishign 43rd ... Garnered first team all-WAC honors as he finished second in the 60m dash with a personal-best time of 6.79 while finishing seventh in the 200m with a time of 22.09 at the WAC Championships (2/24-26) ... Opened the outdoor season at the LSU Relays (3/25-26) where he finished fourth in the 100m dash finals with a time of 10.51, improving upon his 10.55 prelim time, while running the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished third with a time of 40.60 ... Garnered WAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors for his performance at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2) where he ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 40.21 and won the 100m dash with a time of 10.34 that ranked 15th in the nation that week ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay at the Texas Relays (4/6-9) that finished 18th with a time of 41.10 and finished 19th in the 100m dash with a time of 10.49 ... At the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16), finished fifth in the 200m with a time of 21.47 and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished second with a time of 40.92 ... Finished 10th in the 100m with a time of 10.62 at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) ... At the 102nd Drake Relays (4/29-30), ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that ran the ninth-fastest time in school history with a mark of 40.00 that placed them sixth in the finals after running 40.59 in the prelims while also running the third leg of the 4x200m relay that finished third with a time fo 1:24.37, the fourth-fastest time in school history and also finished 20th in the 100m dash with a time of 11.06 ... At the WAC Championships (5/10-13), won a pair of gold medals as he ran 10.44 in the 100m dash and ran the first leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 40.13 while also placing fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.42 ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29), ran 10.84 to finish 41st in the 100m and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that placed 17th with a time of 40.92.
High School: Graduated from Northeast High School in 2001 ... Lettered in track and field ... Was a four-time state champion, winning the 100m dash title in 2007 and 2010, the 200m title in 2010 and the 60m title in 2010 ... His three outdoor state titles in 2010 helped lead his team to the team state championship ... Coached by Darrin Wicker and Darren Taylor.
Personal: Dennis Lamon Richardson ... Son of Gwendolyn Richarson ... Born on Nov. 30, 1991 in Zachary, La. ... Has three siblings: Trindon Holliday and Treavion and Damonte Richardson ... Brother, Trindon Holliday, was a sprinter and football player that won a BCS championship at LSU and plays for the Houston Texans ... Majoring in finance.