ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis junior Margo Richardson was named the Atlantic 10 Conference cross country Co-Performer of the Week, as announced by the league office. In addition, the Billikens appear at No. 14 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest Region rankings, the first time in two years the Bills have entered the regional rankings.
Richardson set a school record in the 6K at last weekend's Bradley Classic, finishing third overall in a time of 20:47. Her performance helped SLU to a second-place finish in the meet. Richardson has led the Billikens in the three races in which she has competed this year. She finished ninth overall at the National Catholic Championships and 45th at the Greater Louisville Classic.
Click on the video above to hear SLU head coach Jon Bell discus Richardson's honor and Billikens' entering the regional rankings.
The Billikens are idle before the A-10 Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27. The NCAA Midwest Regional is slated for Friday, Nov. 9, in Springfield, Mo.