Meet the 2021 Competitors: Emily Richards

Emily Richards (Pacer) | Women’s Elite Mile

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Sponsor: HOKA ONE ONE
College: Ohio Northern
Mile PR: 4:33.70

5 Things About Me: Emily Richards

  1. I have a rescue cat, Pepper, who keeps me company at my home in Ada, OH
  2. I LOVE breakfast and making it is a vital part of my morning routine (go-tos are loaded oatmeal, sweet & savory toast, or eggs and breakfast potatoes. Pour over coffee is a must.)
  3. I am an avid thrift shopper (though usually default to running clothes, so my closet is pretty needlessly packed)
  4. I coach college cross country and track and field at my alma mater. After I graduated, the university put up a larger-than-life-sized mural of me in our sports center, which is awesome, but also makes for an embarrassing stop on campus tours with recruits!
  5. This is my first time participating in Sir Walter Miler!

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their Netflix (or any streaming service) or Podcast queue? Netflix- Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul / Podcast- D3 Glory Days
  2. What’s your favorite training shoe right now (or ever)? Clifton 8 (or Carbon X if you want to feel effortless on a long or tempo run)
  3. If you have to go fast food, what’s your go-to? Taco Bell—As a vegetarian, it’s the most veg-friendly (even though they got rid of their potatoes…RIP)
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Not directly. Many of my former NJNYTC teammates are Wolfpackers and often made me an honorary member of the group! I also have lots of fond memories racing the Raleigh Relays in college.
  5. The sport of Track & Field would be more exciting (or better) if… there was some sort of super spike… oh wait.

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