Rose Richmond Named to Team USA Roster
Aug. 4, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- Former IU All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Rose Richmond has been named to the Team USA Roster, the USA Track and Field committee announced on Aug. 2. Richmond is coming off several successful meets overseas, including the London Crystal Palace meet on July 23, in which she captured the long jump title.
The St. Petersburg, Fla., native also won the 2005 USA Indoor long jump crown and was a 2004 Olympian.
After placing fourth at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, Richmond bettered the Olympic "A" qualifying standard on July 24 in Carson, Calif., with a personal best jump of 6.76m/22 02.25 - a PR by more than seven inches.
In her senior year at Indiana in 2003, Richmond set a Big Ten conference, school and track record leaping 6.48m/21-3.75 en route to a Big Ten indoor title. She had a runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, with a leap of 6.45m/21-2. Richmond continued her success during the outdoor season finishing second at 2003 USA Outdoors with a jump of 6.56m/21-6.25, which was one-half inch away from her then-career best and the school record.
Showing her versatility, she was a member of the 4x100m relay team that captured the Big Ten title (44.06). She became a four-time All-American in the 4x100m relay as the Hoosiers placed fifth with a school record time of 43.53 at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Richmond and the rest of the Team USA will compete at the 2005 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki on August 6-14.
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