Olivia Richter
Olivia Richter
Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Oxford, Conn.
High School: Oxford

Accolades: (2016-17) Earned America East Honor Roll status  (2014-15) Named to the America East Honor Roll.

 

2016: Competed in all six meets and finished in UMBC’s top three in five of those efforts… Captured eighth place (UMBC’s No. 2 finisher) at season-opening Mount 5K Duals… Improved to sixth overall in a tougher field at Navy’s Salty Dog Invitational eight days later… Ran third for UMBC in Princeton Invitaitonal, America East Championships and NCAA Regionals… Finished in the 20th position at league championships.

 

2015: Ran in four of the six races in 2015, finishing as the top Retriever once... Ran at the Gettysburg Invitational, finishing as the top UMBC finisher in a time of 23:15... Opened the season at the Mount 5k Duals and Wolfie Invite finishing with times of 20:02 and 21:40 respectively... Ran at the America East Championships, finishing in 20:12. 


2014:
Competed in four meets during her first year in Baltimore... Started her college career with a time of 19:57 at the Mount 5K Duals... She followed that up with a time of 24:55 at the Salty Dog Invitational and a run of 23:36 at the Paul Short Invitational... Finished the year at the America East Championships, placing 71st with a time of 20:37.

 

Background: Holds the Oxford High School 5k record, in addition to five other track and field records (800m, 1000m, 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800m)… In addition to cross country, she has placed third in the Southwestern CT Conference in the 1600m, and 4x800m her sophomore season… Named Connecticut Post High School Top Performer twice... A member of the National Honor Society and Italian National Honor Society in high school, while earning All Southwestern Conference Academic Honors. 

 

Personal: Daughter of Lynn and Bill Richter… Has one younger brother, William… Considering a major in biology.