EUGENE, OR – South Carolina State sprinter Tyrell Richard finished fifth in the men's 400 meter final at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Eugene Oregon. Running in lane 3, Richard finished the event in a time of 45.10. The event was won by Southern California's Michael Norman (43.61).
Richard, a Georgetown, SC native became the second SC State sprinter to medal at an NCAA track Championship this season. His teammate Demek Kemp earned a bronze medal at the NCAA Indoor Championship in with a third-place finish. Richard's showing on Friday assured him of All-America accolades according to SC State head coach Tim Langford.