Richardson named Red Lion athlete of the week

Simon Fraser University track and field athlete Jade Richardson was named the Red Lion athlete of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Clan junior set a NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying standard in her first throw in the discus at last Friday's Western Washington University Twilight meet.

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Her distance of 48.68-metres ranks her eighth nationally among NCAA Division II athletes and is second on the conference all-time top 10 performance list. The throw also broke the 30-year old SFU record in the event.

Richardson won the event on Friday before traveling south to Palo Alto, California, where she finished second at the Payton Jordan Invitational, hosted by Stanford University.

Richardson and the Clan will be back in action on Saturday in Seattle at the Ken Shanno Invitational meet hosted by the University of Washington Huskies.

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