Several top-five finishes recorded for Tech
Vassell wins two events, Richardson excels in sprints
2012: Opened the year at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) where he finished 21st in the javelin with a throw of 152-11 (46.60m) ... Finished 11th in the javelin at the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23) with a throw of 150-5 (45.86m) ... Placed fourth in the javelin at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/7) with a mark of 158-6 (48.31m) ... Threw the javelin 150-1 (45.76m) to finish 14th at the Mississippi Open (4/14) ... Placed third in the javelin at the Southeastern Invitational (4/20) with a season-best throw of 176-5 (53.77m) ... Also finished third in the javelin at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28), throwing 160-2 (48.81m).
High School: Graduated from Mandeville High School in 2011 ... Lettered in track and field, baseball and swimming ... Threw 187-0 in the javelin and 45-7 in the shot put ... Was a four-year member of the honor roll ... Coached by Gerald Singer ... At the AAU level, threw the javelin 184-0 and threw the shot put 44-0.
Personal: Noah James Riche ... Son of Elliot and Susan Riche ... Born on April 4, 1993 in New Orleans, La. ... Has one older brother, Kyle, and one younger brother, Adam ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Mississippi State, LSU and North Carolina.