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Austin Peay Governors Lady Govs Track and Field’s Xiamar Richards named OVC Women’s Track Co-Athlete of the Week


Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Junior Xiamar Richards has earned the Ohio Valley Conference’s Women’s Track Co-Athlete of the Week, February 5th, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Richards set a school record in the 5000m run at Saturday’s TSU Invitational, placing second with a 17:52.32 run. That bested her previous mark (17:53.05), which she set at last season’s OVC Indoor Championships.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Fields' Xiamar Richards. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Fields’ Xiamar Richards. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

She shares the award with Eastern Illinois’ Britney Whitehead.

This is Richards’ first career weekly honor in track; she also earned a weekly honor during the 2012 cross country season after picking up her career’s third victory at the JSU Foothills Invitational. She is the second Lady Gov to pick up a weekly honor this season, joining Chantelle Grey, January 15th.

The Lady Govs return to action Friday, February 8th, in Geneva, Ohio for the two-day Spire Invitational.




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