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University of Miami Athletics

Richard Bernard

position

Cross Country

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Charlotte, N.C.

High School

Charlotte Catholic HS

Richard Bernard - Cross Country - University of Miami Athletics

AS A JUNIOR (2007): Had a season-best time of 1:51.62 in the 800-meters.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Season-best of 4:17.09 in the indoor mile… had a season’s top time in the outdoor 1500-meters of 3:59.42.AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05): Competed in five meets as member of the 2004 cross country team…recorded a season-best eighth-place finish at the UM, FIU, FMU Tri Meet posting a time of 22:43 over four miles…recorded a season-best time of 27:48.18 over eight kilometers at the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic…placed 84th at the ACC Cross Country Championships…ranked second on the team during the indoor track and field season in the mile run (4:34.35)…competed in the 800-meters and 1500-meters during the outdoor season…recorded a season-best 1500-meter mark of 4:01.33 in the preliminaries of the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships…ran the third leg of the school-record setting 4×1500-meter relay (16:31.85) at the Florida Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the first team All-Conference, All-Region and All-State teams senior year in cross country…cross country team captain and MVP senior year…conference and regional champion in the 1600m and 800m and state champion in the 1600m senior year…holds the school record in the 1600m, 800m, 400m and 5k…named to the Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg second team in both cross country and track senior year…was the conference champion in the 800m junior year and received the coach’s award on the cross country team…coached by Susan Airheart.

PERSONAL: Majoring in communications…lists Steve Prefontaine as his favorite athlete…enjoys surfing and fishing in his spare time.