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Bryiana Richardson
Player Profile:
Bryiana Richardson 1149148
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'3"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Helen Cox HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 01/26/1995

Events: 60H (8.53), 100H (14.04), 400M (IN: 55.69), 400H (57.85)

2016
Bounced back from an injury-plagued indoor season to advance to the national quarterfinals in the 400-meter hurdles outdoors at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds where she competed for the third year in a row ... Finished 21st overall in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after running 59.49 in her final race of the season ... Also clocked 58.22 in the first round of NCAA qualifying ... Missed advancing to the SEC final by one spot as she raced to a personal-best time of 57.85 for 10th place overall in qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ... Opened the outdoor season by placing fourth in the 400 hurdles at Miami's Hurricane Twilight with a time of 1 minute, 0.17 seconds ... Also ran the second leg of LSU's "B" 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up at the Hurricane Twilight with a time of 3:43.68 ... Followed with a fifth-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou (58.79), ninth-place finish at the Texas Invitational (59.27) and 10th-place finish at the LSU Invitational (58.96) ... Anchored LSU's "B" 4x400-meter relay team to a seventh place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a time of 3:39.11 ... Redshirted during the indoor season while recovering from injury ... Earned her second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

2015
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles for the second-straight season … Clocked 1:00.48 to finish in 39th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Finished in 15th place in qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships where she ran 1:00.10 at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Raced to a seasonal-best time of 59.14 in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Also broke one minute in the event at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou, clocking 59.97 for fifth place in the event … Clocked 1:00.11 for 13th place in qualifying at the Texas Relays and 1:01.67 for eighth place at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout … Competed primarily in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season … Finished the event in 36th place overall at the SEC Indoor Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Clocked 56.11 in the preliminary round at the conference meet … Ran an indoor personal best of 55.69 for 14th place at the Razorback Invitational … Also ran the 400 meters at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (57.30), New Mexico Classic (56.79) and Tyson Invitational (56.73) during the indoor season … Placed eighth in the 60 hurdles (8.75) and seventh in the 200 meters (25.00) at the LSU Twilight meet … Ran a seasonal-best time of 8.58 in the preliminary round of the 60 hurdles at the LSU Twilight … Ran the second leg on LSU’s winning 4x400-meter relay team with a winning time of 3:49.46 at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Also ran the 4x400 relay at the Razorback Invitational (3:47.86) and New Mexico Classic (3:42.48) during the indoor season … Honored for her academic performance with her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014
An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 400-meter hurdles in her debut season with the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2014 … Clocked her two fastest times of the collegiate season in the first round of qualifying and the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Raced to a time of 58.63 in the first round before clocking 58.64 in the quarterfinal round to finish in 20th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Nearly qualified for the conference final in her debut at the SEC Outdoor Championships, earning an 11th-place finish with a run of 59.90 in the preliminary round … Opened the outdoor season by running 59.49 in her very first race in the 400-meter hurdles as a collegian at the Texas Relays … Finished in fifth place at the Texas Relays after running 1:00.61 in the university final … Finished runner-up in the 400 hurdles at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 59.82 … Won the B section of the event at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 59.06 that earned her a spot in the field at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Even set a wind-legal PR of 14.04 (-0.6) in the 100-meter hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season … Finished in 18th place overall in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 8.63 … Clocked a personal best of 8.53 in the preliminary round at the Tyson Invitational before clocking 8.54 for a 17th-place finish in the semifinal round in the event held at the University of Arkansas … Also ran the 60 hurdles at the New Mexico Team Invitational (8.58), LSU Twilight (8.70), Texas A&M Triangular (8.77) and Auburn Indoor Invitational (9.73) … Followed the collegiate season by advancing to the final of the 400-meter hurdles at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Raced to a personal best of 58.61 in a fifth-place finish in the championship final of the 400 hurdles at the USA Junior Championships … Advanced to the final with a qualifying run of 59.53 in the preliminary round at the USA Junior Championships … Recognized by the Southeastern Conference for her performance in the classroom as a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Also picked up all-academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top recruits in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2013 … Cracked the Top 10 of the high school national rankings in the 400-meter hurdles with a silver-medal-winning performance at the 2013 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Broke the one-minute mark in the 400 hurdles for the first time in her prep career with a personal record of 59.64 to claim the silver medal in the 17-18 age group … Emerged from the meet as the No. 9-ranked 400-meter hurdler nationally and No. 5-ranked member of the Class of 2013 in the event … Raced out to a fast start in her senior season outdoors in 2013 by setting back-to-back personal records in the 300-meter hurdles at the Sugar Bowl Track Classic (42.73) and Mobile Challenge of Champions (42.69) … Set her personal best of 42.69 in a runner-up finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions for the No. 18-ranked performance nationally in the high school ranks by a member of the Class of 2013 … Slashed nearly two seconds from her PR in the 300 hurdles during the 2013 season … Named the 2013 Louisiana Region 3-4A Most Valuable Performer after sweeping regional titles in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and finishing runner-up in the 100 meters at the regional meet … Set a wind-legal PR of 14.36 in the 100 hurdles at the 2013 Louisiana Region 3-4A Championships … Defended her Class 4A state championship in the 300-meter hurdles with a winning time of 43.21 at the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also claimed the Class 4A silver medal in the 100 hurdles with an outstanding performance at the state meet in 2013 … Enjoyed a breakout junior season in 2012 as the young women’s silver medalist in the 400 hurdles the AAU Junior Olympic National Championships, AAU Club National Championships and USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Raced to a seasonal best of 1:00.07 to claim the young women’s silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic National Championships held in Houston, Texas … Claimed the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles for New Era Track Club at the 2012 AAU Club Nationals held in Orlando, Florida, while running 1:00.44 … Clocked the fastest qualifying time of 1:01.65 in the preliminary round at the AAU Club Nationals … Took home the silver medal in the 400 hurdles after running 1:01.58 in the qualifying round and 1:02.04 in the championship final at the 2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships held in Arlington, Texas … Also earned a fifth-place finish in the young women’s division of the 100-meter hurdles at both the AAU Club Nationals (14.19w) and USATF Youth Outdoor Championships (14.52) to wrap up the 2012 outdoor season … Won three state titles in the hurdles during her sophomore and junior seasons as one of the premier performers in the state of Louisiana … Won the Class 4A state title in the 300-meter hurdles after running a seasonal best of 44.50 while competing for Helen Cox High School at the 2012 LHSAA Outdoor State Championships … Was also the 2012 Class 4A silver medalist in the 100 hurdles with her time of 14.63 (-0.3) in the state final … Captured back-to-back Class 3A state championships in the 300 hurdles while competing for Ben Franklin High School as a freshman in 2010 (44.75) and sophomore in 2011 (45.04) … Also scored two-straight Class 3A state silver medals in the 100 hurdles in 2010 and 2011 during her stint at Ben Franklin High School … An eight-time regional champion in the state of Louisiana during her prep career while capturing three-straight titles in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles in a state championship run in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

PERSONAL
Full name is Bryiana Nychelle Richardson … Born on Jan. 26, 1995 … Father is Derek Richardson … Mother is Laquita Allen and stepfather is Dameyon Allen … Has two younger siblings, Dae’ja and Jasmine … An honor roll student who maintained a 3.89 grade-point average during her prep career at Helen Cox High School … Received Principal’s Honors and Superintendent’s Honors at her high school … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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