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University of Miami Athletics

Kayann Richards

position

Hurdles

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Maplewood, N.J.

High School

Columbia

Kayann Richards - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2015 Indoor: Earned a victory in the 60m HH at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 8.42 seconds … Also competed in the 200m at the Nittany Lion Challenge … Competed in the 60m HH and the 4x400m relay at the McCravy Memorial Meet … Finished fourth in the 60m hurdles at the VT Elite Meet with a personal-best time of 8.36 seconds … Ran the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitational … Finished seventh in teh 60m hurdles at the ACC Championships with a time of 8.56 seconds

2015 Outdoor: Season best time of 12.19 in the 100m at the FSU Relays… Season best time of 13.68 in the 100m HH at the Hurricane Alumni Invite…

2014 All-ACC, OUTDOOR (4x100m)

2014 Outdoor:  Placed second with a time of 3:44.97 to give Miami’s women the top two spots in the 4x400m relay at the Hurricane Invitational … Placed second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.67 seconds at the Miami Invitational … Member of the top collegiate finishing team in the 4x100m with a time of 45.49 seconds at the Miami Invitational … Member of seventh-placed team in the women’s shuttle hurdle relay with time of 56.08 seconds at Florida Relays … Placed ninth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.27 seconds at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Member of the 4x100m relay that finished third with a time of 45.06 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Advanced to finals in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.05 seconds at the ACC Championships … Placed seventh in the 100m hurdle finals with a time of 14.17 seconds at the ACC Championships … Member of the first place 4x100m relay team finishing in a time of 45.06 seconds … Finished second in Heat 3 of the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.85 seconds at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Competed in the women’s 100m hurdles finishing in a time of 13.95 seconds at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round.   

2014 Indoor:  Competed in the 60m High Hurdles at Nittany Lion Challenge… Placed sixth in the 60m HH White division at the McCravy Memorial Meet with a time of 8.68 … Won the second heat of section B in the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 8.52 second and advanced to the final, where she placed fourth with a time of 8.61 seconds at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational.

High School: Competed in the 100H, 400H, 200m, 400m, and 4×400 at Columbia High School… Eight-time Outdoor Track All-American… Six-time Indoor Track All-American… New Jersey State Champion in the 100H…. Three-time New Jersey State Champion in the 4×400… Named 2010 Essex County Athlete of the Year in indoor and outdoor…. Part of the 2010 New Jersey Team of the Year…. Named 2008 Rookie of the Year in New Jersey… Team captain in 2010 and 2011… Recipient of 2011 Scholar Athlete Award… Went undefeated in the 100H in the 2010 outdoor season… Voted 2011 Comeback Kid in the state of New Jersey… First athlete from Columbia High School to win an individual state title in 12 years… Recorded personal bests of 13.91 in the 100H, 61.9 in the 400H, 23.9 in the 200m, 53.53 in the 400m and 3:40 in the 4×400.

Personal: Elementary Education major… Plans on running professionally and becoming a teacher… Daughter of Nicola Richards and Andy Simmonds… Has two siblings, Sedequa Simmons (20) and Andy Simmonds (17)… Enjoys baking, singing and watching TV.