Andy Richardson  
Andy Richardson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Brighton, Minn.

High School:
Irondale HS

Position:
Mid-Distance


05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

05/09/2012

Gopher Seniors Closing Out Their Journey on The Track

Senior class was part of five Big Ten Championships

04/20/2012

Travis Burkstrand Wins 800 Meter at Mt. Sac Relays

Minnesota will compete at both Mt. Sac and Iowa Musco on Saturday

02/16/2012

Gophers Host Final Home Meet of the Season

11 seniors to be honored at this year's Snowshoe Open

Career Highlights: A 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the 1,500 meters • a 2009 NCAA Midwest Region Championships competitor in 1,500 meters as a true freshman • 2009 All-Big Ten Second Team as a member of Gophers' distance medley relay • ranked sixth in the indoor 800 meters (1:50.51) on Gophers' top-10 list.

2012 Season: Did not compete.

2011 Indoor:competed in the mile run at the Bill Bergan and placed first (4:09.53) • competed in the Husky Open in the mile run and finished with a time of 4:08.25) • competed in the mile run at the Big Ten Championship and finished with a time of 4:09.71• competed in the 3,000 meters at the Northwest Open and finished second (8:56.88) Outdoor:competed in the Jim Click Shoot in the 800 meter run and finished sixth( 1:53.12) • ran the 800 meters at the Baldy Castillo Championship and placed eighth (1:53.16) • competed at the NCAA West Prelims in 1,500 meters and finished with a time of 3:49.72• ran the Mt. SAC Relays Open in the 1,500 meters and finished with a time of 3:47.12• competed in the Big Ten Championship in the 1,500 meters and placed tenth (3:53.17)

2010 Season - Indoor:
Traveled to NCAA as alternate for distance medley relay • ran the mile in four meets • placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships • won the mile title at the Iowa State Classic with a season-best time of 4:05.29 • led off the distance medley relay that placed second at the Alex Wilson Invitational with the second-fast time in school history (9:33.86). Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Preliminary Meet • clocked a time of 3:49.86 in the NCAA first round • ran a season-best 1,500m time of 3:46.34 at the Sun Angel Classic • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season -Indoor: All-Big Ten Second Team • anchored Big Ten runner-up distance medley relay • placed eighth in the 800 meters (1:52.81) at Big Ten meet • ran an NCAA provisional and Minnesota freshman record time of 1:50.51 in 800m at Iowa State Classic • led off DMR that ran an NCAA provisional time of 9:40.46 at Alex Wilson Invitational. Outdoor: An NCAA Midwest Region Championships competitor in the 1,500 meters • placed 11th with a time of 3:54.48 • clocked season-best time of 3:46.07 in regional prelim • placed seventh in the 1,500m (4:00.68) at Big Ten Championships • ran the second leg of the Drake Relays champion 4x1,600-meter relay • varsity letterwinner.

Cross Country:
A three-year team member • raced in two meets as a sophomore in 2010.

High School:
A 2008 graduate of Irondale High School • high coach was Jesse Abing • only ran one season of high school cross country • placed sixth (15:57.7) overall in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships • four-time all-state performer in track • placed third in both the 800 (1:51.06) meters and 1,600 meters as a senior, second in 800m and third in 1,600m (4:10.78) as a junior • also lettered in hockey and football during his high school career • scored two last-second, game-winning goals the week he signed his NLI to attend Minnesota • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal:
Born Sept. 25, 1989 •kinesiology major • son of Mark and Lisa Richardson • has three other sisters: Anna, Maria and Becca • Anna (St. Benedict's) and Maria (St. Thomas) played collegiate hockey • Becca plays club lacrosse at Pacific Lutheran • hobbies include fishing.