Richards: Fastest girl in the U.S.


By Heath Kalb, Sports Editor

By Heath Kalb ’18  

Senior Reanda Richards ran the fastest time recorded this season of any high school girl in the United States in the 400m hurdles, with a time of 59.21 seconds on April 14 at The College of New Jersey High School Open.
“This is a truly amazing accomplishment, given the very adverse weather conditions in the Northeast this spring,” Coach Anthony Emering said.
Richards was second in the New Jersey Meet of Champions last spring to Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic High School in the 400m hurdles. McLaughlin was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 2016 as a high school junior. Richards will run for Rutgers University in the Big 10 Conference next year.
In addition to Richards’ accomplishments, senior Celia White threw a season best 114’3” to qualify for nationals in the javelin for the third straight season. On top of that, sophomore Jenna Chan and freshman Arianna Lee each triple-jumped 32’3.75” to set the sophomore and freshman class triple-jump records, respectively.