Rose Richmond to be inducted into Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame
LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas Director of Operations for Track and Field and Cross Country, Rose Richmond, will be inducted to the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, as part of the 2019 Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame Class.
Richmond, who competed for Indiana track and field from 2000-03, claimed seven Big Ten titles and earned five All-America honors throughout her career in the long jump and sprint relays. Richmond was the NCAA Indoor runner-up in the long jump in 2003, and remains the school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor long jump events as well as in the 4×100-meter relay.
In post-collegiate competition, Richmond went on to have a great deal of success on the national and international levels. In 2004, she placed fourth at the U.S. Olympic Trials and earned a berth to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Richmond also won U.S. National Championships in the long jump during the indoor season in 2005 and the outdoor season in 2006.
Richmond, a St. Petersburg, Florida, native spent three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Indiana, before coming to Kansas, where she currently serves as the Kansas cross country and track and field Director of Operations.
Richmond is one of six individuals to be named to the 2019 Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame Class that will be officially inducted at the annual Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, before being recognized at halftime of the Indiana vs. Connecticut football game on Saturday.
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