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Margo Richardson
Other Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mt. Vernon, Ill.
High School: Mt. Vernon Township
Major: Business Administration
• 2010 A-10 Cross Country Women's Rookie of the Year
• A-10 Cross Country All-Conference (2010, 2011)

• A-10 Outdoor Track and Field second-team All-Conference (1,500 meters, 2012)
• A-10 Indoor Track and Field second-team All-Conference (Mile, 2012)
• NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round qualifier (2012 - 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters)
• Three-time A-10 Cross Country Rookie of the Week (9/7/10, 9/20/10, 10/18/10)
• 2011 USA Junior Track and Field Championships Qualifier (1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters)

• A-10 Indoor Track and Field Rookie of the Week (12/6/10)
• A-10 Outdoor Track and Field Rookie of the Week (4/11/11)

2011-12 • Sophomore
Cross Country - Earned All-Conference honors after finishing 10th at the A-10 Championships with a 5K time of 17:49.3 ... placed second among the Billikens in all six races ... finished fourth overall at both the NIU Open and the National Catholic Invitational ... achieved a PR in the 5K at the National Catholic Invitational, crossing the finish in 17:27

Indoor Track and Field - Billikens' top performer in the mile and 3,000 meters ... garned All-Conference honors in the mile at the A-10 Championships after posting a second-place time of 4:57.68 ... placed ninth in the 3,000 meters at the A-10 Championships with at ime of 9:59.78 ... had a season-best 3,000 meters time of 9:56.84 at Indiana's Gladstein Invitational.

Outdoor Track and Field - Earned All-Conference honors in the 1,500 meters after placing second at the A-10 Championships with a PR of 4:26.97 ... established the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing first at the Washington University Invitational with a time of 11:05.41 ... won the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a school-record time of 16:44.44 ... became the first Billiken runner to qualify for the NCAA Preliminary Round in two different events (1,500 meters and 5,000 meters).

2010-11 • Freshman
Cross Country - A-10 Rookie of the Year ... claimed All-Conference honors after finishing ninth overall at the A-10 Championship with a personal-best 5K time of 17:51 ... became the first Billiken in 10 years to win a meet when she finished first at the Duquesne Duals, breaking the school record in the process with a time of 18:01 ... finished first among the Billikens and 11th overall at the Richard Clark Invitational, turning in a 5K time of 18:05.90 ... placed seventh overall at the Bradley Classic with a personal-best 6K time of 21:32 ... was second among the Bills and 70th overall at the NCAA Regional with a time of 21:43.74.

Indoor Track and Field - Was the Billikens' top competitor in the mile ... also ran the 3,000 meters ... named A-10 Rookie of the Week after winning the 3,000 meters at the Illinois State Early Bird with a time of 10:15.94, which qualified her for the USA Junior Track and Field Championships ... later lowered that time to 10:01.78 at the Mizzou Invite ... finished eighth in the mile at the A-10 Championship with a personal-best time of 5:02.35, just one-tenth of a second off the school record.

Outdoor Track and Field - Qualified for the USA Junior Track and Field Championships in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters ... had a top 1,500-meter time of 4:30.57 at the A-10 Championship, which was good for eighth overall ... previously qualified for the USA Juniors in the 1,500 at Ole Miss and earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors for her effort ... her top 5,000 meter time of 17:24.03 came at the Washington U. Invite ... ran the lead-off leg on two record setting relays at the Drake Relays - the DMR (11:45.52) and the 4x1,600 (20:29.65).

Prep
Ran four seasons of cross country and track and field at Mt. Vernon Township High School ... two-time state champion in the mile with an Illinois 2A record time of 4:57 ... also captured state titles in the two mile as well as cross country ... other top times include 2:14 (800 meters), 10:33 (two mile) and 17:20 (three mile) ... Honor Roll student.

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