Kelsey Yamauchi-Richins
Kelsey  Yamauchi-Richins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Soda Springs, Idaho

High School:
Soda Springs HS

Event:
Distance


HONORS: First-Team All-Mountain West Indoor: Distance Medley Relay (2015); Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2014 XC, 2015 T&F, 2015 XC, 2016 T&F, 2016 XC); Academic All-Mountain West (2014 XC, 2015 T&F, 2015 XC, 2016 T&F).

INDOOR RECORDS: Ranks first all-time in USU history in the 4,000m DMR (11:49.14) and sixth in the 3,000m (9:45.65)… Also has the fifth-fastest time in the 4,000m DMR (11:54.62).

OUTDOOR RECORDS: Ranks seventh all-time in USU history in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:36.55).

2017 (JR)
Cross Country (2016): Finished 54th with a time of 21:38.30 at the NCAA Mountain Regionals… Placed 44th with a time of 21:59.40 at the Mountain West Championships… Competed in six meets during the season with her best finish coming at the Utah State-hosted Sagebrush Invitational, where she placed seventh with a time of 18:03.81… Was a top-five Aggie finisher in every meet she competed in… Earmed MW Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Placed 16th in the 3,000m (10:02.90) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships… Ran personal-best time of 9:45.65 in the 3,000m, which ranks sixth all-time in school history, at the Washington Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:57.66) at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Ran personal-best time of 10:36.55 in the steeplechase, which ranks seventh all-time in school history, at the Stanford-hosted Cardinal Classic.

2016 (SO)
Cross Country (2015): Finished 59th with a time of 22:32.25 at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships… Placed 29th with a time of 24:39.57 at the Mountain West Championships… Competed in six meets during the season and recorded a pair of top-five finishes, placing fourth with a time of 18:11.71 at the Utah State-hosted Aggie Invitational and fifth with a time of 17:35.18 at the Montana State Invitational... Garnered academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Indoor: Set the school record and placed seventh in the 4,000m DMR with a time of 11:49.14 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships… Also finished 21st in the 3,000m with a time of 10:24.50 at the Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Placed ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:59.78 and 20th in the 5,000m with a career-best time of 17:53.58 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Recorded a first-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:58.34) at the UCLA-hosted Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersey Invitational… Garnered academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.

2015 (FR)
Cross Country (2014):
Finished 124th with a time of 24:37.96 at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships… Placed 37th with a time of 21:58.00 at the Mountain West Championships… Competed in six meets during the season with her best finish coming at the Utah State-hosted Aggie Invitational, where she placed 10th with a time of 19:52.32… Recorded two top-20 finishes during the season… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Earned first-team all-MW honors after placing third with a time of 11:54.62 in the distance medley relay at the Indoor Championships… Also placed 18th in the 3,000m with a time of 10:25.00 at the Indoor Championships…
Outdoor: Placed 11th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:53.93) and 25th in the 5,000m (17:56.18) at the MW Outdoor Championships… Took first place in the 1,500m (4:34.12) at the Sacramento State Invitational… Earned academic all-MW honors and was an MW Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 10-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Soda Springs (Idaho) High School... Individual state champion in cross country during her senior season... Helped Soda Springs HS to four-straight state championships in cross country... Qualified for state four times in the mile... A two-time academic state track champion... Also competed in basketball for the Cardinals, lettering twice.

PERSONAL: One of five children of Ryan and Tonya Yamauchi... Mother competed in soccer at Utah State... Majoring in management information systems.

PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:

Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:07.30 na
1,500m na 4:34.12
3,000m 9:45.65 na
5,000m na 17:53.58
DMR 11:49.14 na
3,000sc na 10:36.55
NCAA XC Mountain Regionals
2014 124th 24:37.96
2015 59th 22:32.25
2016 54th 21:38.30
MW XC Championships
2014 37th 21:58
2015 29th 24:39.57
2016 44th 21:59.40
MW Indoor Championships
2015 4,000m DMR 3rd 11:54.62
2015 3,000m 18th 10:25.00
2016 4,000m DMR 7th 11:49.14
2016 3,000m 21st 10:24.50
2017 3,000m 16th 10:02.90
MW Outdoor Championships
2015 3,000sc 11th 10:53.93
2015 5,000m 25th 17:56.18
2016 3,000sc 9th 10:59.78
2016 5,000m 20th 17:53.58
2017 3,000sc 9th 10:57.66
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