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Jason Richardson
Jason  Richardson

Cedar Hill, Texas

High School:
Cedar Hill



Year (I/O):


Former Gamecock Johnny Dutch Takes 400mH U.S. Championship

South Carolina well represented on final day of USATF Championships.


Former Gamecock Hastings Third at USATF Outdoor Championships

Three other former South Carolina athletes advance.


Frye's Five: A Countdown to the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Induction

Frye becomes a Gamecock and wins the University's first NCAA Championship.


Hastings into Finals, Richardson into Semis at IAAF World Championships

Women's 400-meter final set for 1:15 p.m. ET tomorrow


Seven Gamecocks Ready for IAAF World Championships

2013 World Championships begin Saturday

* Six-Time All-American *

2008: USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year ... two All-America honors in 60mH and 110mH ... Outdoor hat trick with SEC, NCAA East Region and NCAA Championship in 110mH ... Indoor SEC Second Team ... Outdoor SEC First Team ... NCAA Indoor runner-up in 60mH ... competed at US Olympic Trials before a hamstring injury took him out of the preliminary round ... NCAA qualifier in 60mH, 110mH and 400mH ... South Carolina Indoor and Outdoor MVP ... competed for team USA at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track and Field Championships in Toluca, Mexico ... indoors tied a personal best in the 55mH at 7.18 at the Tom Jones Memorial ... opened season in 60mH with a win at the UNC Classic at 7.84 ... took second at the Millrose Games at 7.85 ... silver medalist at the Tyson Invitational at 7.73 ... ran a 7.83 in the SEC Indoor prelims before finishing in second at 7.74 ... won Last Chance meet at 7.75 ... ran a 7.65 at NCAA Indoor Championship prelims before taking the silver medal at a personal best 7.53, missing the title by .003 seconds in a photo finish ... outdoors, opened the season with a win in the 110m hurdles with a 13.47 at the Shamrock Invitational ... set an Auburn facility record at 13.45 with a win at the Auburn Tiger Classic ... took second at the Spec Towns Invitational at 13.58 ... ran the second best time in school history in a wind-aided 13.21 to win the SEC Outdoor Championship in the 110mH ... made the time legal with a win at the NCAA East Regional at 13.21 ... ran a 13.26 in the NCAA Championship prelims before winning his first national championship with a 13.40 in the final ... in the 400mH, took third at Spec Towns Invitational at 50.64 ... scored at the SEC Outdoor Championships with an eighth place finish at 51.75 after running a 50.38 in the prelims.

2007: Ran in four meets indoors before injury hit, preventing a chance at outdoor competition ... won the 55-meter hurdle preliminaries at the Virginia Tech Invite in 7.29 before placing second with a time of 7.26 ... recorded a time of 7.28 in the Diet Pepsi Invitational prelims before hitting a new personal best 7.18 to finish second in the finals ... competed at the New Balance Collegiate and the Millrose Games in the 60-meter hurdles to finish his season ... had a 7.79 at the New Balance Collegiate to win the preliminary round ... injury hit at Millrose Games when he pulled up with a hamstring injury after clearing the final hurdle.

2006: Injury struck early in the indoor season keeping competitions at bay until the Tyson Invitational where he clocked an 8.08 as a season opener ... in the 55m hurdles, ran a 7.59 to place fourth at the USC Invitational ... began coming into form with a 7.49 run in the prelims of the SEC Championships ... going into the finals in ninth place, surged through the finish line in a time of 7.34 for a fourth-place SEC Championship finish ... on the road to the NCAA Indoor Championships, raced to a 7.89 in the prelims of the Last Chance Meet, eventually winning with his clocking of 7.83 and earned a spot to nationals ... becoming an All-American at the NCAA Championships with his 7.83 preliminary run, a tumble over hurdle two made the race go uncompleted and a time not recorded ... ran both the 110 and 400 hurdles during the outdoor season ... began his 400-hurdle campaign with a bang at the Weems Baskins Relays where he broke the tape in 51.70 and followed up with a 13.80 effort in the short hurdles ... concentrating on the short hurdles, ran 13.67 followed by a 13.52 for two fine weeks of running at the Walt Disney World Invitational and the Florida Relays ... finished the Penn Relays as the 110 hurdle champion with a modest 13.73 ... completed the SEC Outdoor Championships with two second-place finishes in times of 13.51 and 50.45 ... with momentum built, continued on to win the NCAA East Regional meet in a personal record of 13.36w and placed second in the 400 hurdles breaking the tape at 49.90 ... in addition to individual efforts, ran a strong anchor leg of the region championship 4x400m relay team ... added another NCAA All-America honor with a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles at natoinals ... though not making the finals, a collegiate PR was produced in the 400 hurdle semis with a time of 49.82 ... went head-to-head with professionals at the USA Outdoor Championships where a 13.63 sent him through preliminary rounds to run another 13.63 for a sixth-place finish in the semis ... went on to compete in Dominican Republic at the NACAC Under-23 meet placing second with a time of 13.87 in the 110m hurdles.

2005: Focused on the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season during his freshman campaign ... posted his first win at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 7.81 ... finished fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Meet of Champions and came back with a third-place finish at the USC Invitational ... ran a 7.75 in the prelims at the SEC Championships to earn a trip to the finals, where he finished third, breaking the tape in 7.77 seconds ... won the Last Chance Meet with a time of 7.83 seconds ... ran 7.73 in the 60m hurdles in the prelims of the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn a spot in the national finals ... took the bronze medal and earned his first All-America certificate with a season-best time of 7.70 ... ran both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles during the outdoor season ... finished second in the 110m hurdles at the Penn Relays with a time of 13.76 and was third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.57 ... turned in a time of 13.73 in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA East Regional meet ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110m hurdles ... had the sixth-fastest time (13.79) in the prelims and the third-fastest clocking in the semis (13.68) to earn a spot in the finals ... garnered his second All-America certificate with a personal-best time of 13.50 in the finals to take the bronze medal behind Florida's Josh Walker (13.39) and Ole Miss's Antwon Hicks (13.42).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cedar Hill High School ... lettered four years in track and field ... ran the third-fastest time ever by a high school athlete in the 400-meter hurdles ... was the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year, Verizon Youth Athlete of the Year and a 2004 High School All-American ... was a two-time World Youth Champion ... named the Great Southwest Top Performer ... best times were 13.38 in the 110m hurdles, 36.05 in the 300m hurdles and 49.79 in the 400m hurdles ... served as captain of the Cedar Hill debate team.

PERSONAL: Jason Alexander Richardson was born April 4, 1986, in Houston, Texas ... parents are Charles and Sandra Richardson ... pursuing a degree in sport and entertainment management ... is a McKissick Scholar and enrolled in the Honors College at South Carolina ... favorite athlete is Allen Johnson ... chose South Carolina over Tennessee and Southern California.

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