THIS YEAR: Freshman Kayla Richardson joins the sprints team this year, focusing on the 200m, 400m, and the 4x400m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Richardson graduated from Walnut in 2016. She has bests of 11.65 in the 100m and 23.67 in the 200m. At the 2015 SEA Games, she received gold and silver in the 100m and 200m, respectively. She is the 2015 CIF Division I Champion in both the 100m and the 200m. She ran a wind-aided 23.45 (+3.5w) to win the 200m at the 2015 CIF Southern Section Championships.
PERSONAL: Kayla was born on April 17, 1998 in Pomona, Calif....Mother is Aimee Richardson and she has four siblings, Kamarya, Kamille, Kyla, and Kaori...Her twin sister, Kyla, is also a sprinter at USC…Sports hero is Serena Williams…Lists favorite food as spaghetti and sushi…One day would like to travel to the Bahamas…Favorite actress is Tessa Thompson and favorite musical artist is Brian McKnight...Hopes to run professionally, become a physical therapist, and start up a foundation for rescuing animals…She is a Lifespan Health major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 100m – 11.65 200m – 23.67/23.45w 400m - 56.53