Emily Richards

Birthday: July 21, 1995

Hometown: Delaware, Ohio

College: Ohio Northern University

Personal Bests: 800m- 2:00.62, 1500m- 4:15.77

Notable Accomplishments:

9 x NCAA DIII National Champion

13 x NCAA DIII All-American

NCAA DIII 800m record holder

2017 USATF 800m finalist (8th)

Favorite Shoe: The HOKA ONE ONE® Clifton 5

Why NJNYTC? The opportunity to train with a large and talented group of women’s middle-distance runners. Each one brings a different strength to the table, which helps improve the weaknesses of everyone around them. Also, Coach Gags is a legend

Greatest Strength: I’m a tough competitor

Greatest Weakness: I become extremely bored with anything exceeding two laps

Favorite Gags Quote: “This is tough, but you are a great one!”

Role Model: My grandfather, Evan Richards

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, thrift shopping, drinking coffee, boating, exploring

Running Idiosyncrasy: My right ankle cracks just about every other step and it’s pretty loud

One Run With Anyone: J.R.R. Tolkien