Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

High School:
Buffalo Grove

Birthdate:
10/03/1986

2007-08: (Cross Country): Competed in six races ... team captain ... was a top-four finisher for the Redbirds all season ... recorded best 8K time (24:51.22) at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships with an eighth-place finish ... 2007 Cross Country All-Conference and All-Academic Team selection ... finished with a personal-best 10K with a time of 32:34 (80th) at the NCAA Midwest Regional. (Indoor):Turned in a season-best time of 8:23.26 in the 3,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic to place 14th ... finished seventh in the 3,000 at the Valley Championships. (Outdoor): Recorded a season-best finish (14:25.98) to place seventh in the 5,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays ... won the steeplechase at the SIU Spring Classic and EIU Big Blue Classic ... recorded a season-best time of 9:19.50 in the steeplechase at the EIU Big Blue Classic.

2006-07: (Cross Country): Competed in all seven races ... posted his best finish (5th) and also recorded his best 8K time (25:31.31) at the Bradley Open ... finished in 11th place (18:53.08) at Illini Open 6K ... placed 15th, with a time of 26:35, at the Illini Challenge 8K ... recorded a time of 26:05 (13th) at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. ... finished 25th (26:26.05) at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championship ... was the Redbirds' highest finisher (62nd) at the NCAA Midwest Regional 10K, recording a time of 32:44.34. (Indoor): Won the mile run at the Redbird Invite (4:23.18) ... ran a season best 8:27.18 in the 3,000-meters at Iowa State. (Outdoor): Finished third at the Vanderbilt Invite with a season-best time of 14:39.17 in the 5,000-meters ... fifth-place finish and season-best time of 9:15.90 in the steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

2005-06: (Indoor): Took second place in the 3,000-meters (8:57.24) at the Redbird Open ... turned in a season-best time of 8:34.44 in the 3,000-meters at the Iowa State Classic. (Outdoor): Sixth-place finisher in the 1,500-meters (4:03.25) at the Big Blue Classic at Eastern Illinois.

At Buffalo Grove HS: Placed 35th at the IHSA State Cross Country meet senior year, which was the highest finish in school history ... named cross country team's most valuable runner ... all-conference as well as all-area and all-sectional ... team captain in cross country and track and field ... on the track, broke the indoor and outdoor school records in the 3,200-meter run senior year ... placed 17th at the IHSA state finals in the 3,200-meter run.

Personal: Born 11/3/86 ... son of Randy and Marge Richardson ... major is health education.

TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL-BESTS

Mile 1,500-meter run 3,000-meter run Steeplechase 5,000-meter run
INDOOR 4:23.18 - 8:23.26 - -
OUTDOOR - 4:03.25 - 9:19.50 14:25.98

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON-BESTS

8K 10K
2007 24:51.22 32:34
2006 25:31.31 32:44.34
2005 25:42.73 -